SU2168 : Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica), Savernake Forest

taken 7 years ago, near to Mildenhall, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica), Savernake Forest
Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica), Savernake Forest
The beech is an imposing tree that will reach heights of around 100ft. The tree has smooth grey and zigzag-shaped twigs that contain alternate buds, Male catkins are purple-brown, while female catkins are green and bud shaped. The pale green, oval appear towards the end of April and in autumn they turn a bronze, orange and gold. Beechnuts appear in the autumn but the trees generally only produces a good crop approximately every 5-8 years.
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SU2168, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 June, 2010
Category
Tree   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 21965 68268 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.7806N 1:41.1335W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 21965 68268
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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