TG1600 : Copper beech south of Bush Close

taken 4 months ago, near to Bracon Ash, Norfolk, Great Britain

Copper beech south of Bush Close
Copper beech south of Bush Close
Copper beeches (Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea) are documented as natural mutants of the common beech in various parts of Europe, as early as the 15th century. The tree is classified as native in the south of England and non-native in the north. Copper beeches grow to a height of more than 40m. The name of the tree is derived from the coppery to deep purple coloured leaves > LinkExternal link.

The flowers > LinkExternal link are both male and female and grow on the same tree. In April and May the tassel-like male catkins hang from long stalks at the end of twigs, while female flowers grow in pairs, surrounded by a cup.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 May, 2017
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Paths  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1694 0044 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.5117N 1:11.9368E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1693 0042
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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