Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Favorite: Cut-leaf Beech

Leaf buds on a cut=leaf beech

You can get a sense of how fine a plant the Cut-leaf Beech is just from looking at the way its buds are arranged on a branch. You'd almost swear that it was Japanese, a bonsai perhaps. It looks like it was crafted by deliberate hands. There is a beautiful specimen in Prospect Park as you come up the east end of the loop whether walking or biking or driving that I've fallen in love with. Above and below though is the beautiful European Cutleaf Beech nestled between the Osbourne and Native Flora Gardens. How many favorite trees are you allowed to have?

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