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Beech Leaf

Fagus sylvatica

Its bark is silver-grey, smooth or with fine ripples.

The beech is found in parks, hedges, gardens and woods (chalkland dominant).

It is used for furniture, kitchen tools, flooring and veneer. The fruit (mast) was once used as autumn pig food.

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