Portrait of a European Beech

I’ve been loving everyone’s trees! So sorry that I haven’t been able to keep up with commenting. It’s a great topic and I do love trees, even if I don’t hug them.

Here is one of my favorites, a European beech if I’m not mistaken. All the pictures are of the same tree, from different angles.

The tree is huge, I didn’t even get the full extent of the lower branches in the frame.
The branches seem to circle around like a whirling dervish.
The tree has so much character
Looking out to the path from under the canopy

We are hoping that we will be off on our summer tour the day after tomorrow. This might be my last post for a couple of weeks… unless I do some cell phone pics while underway to document the ride until I do a real journal. I don’t want to promise too much so we’ll see.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. I have three kids and eight grandchildren - so I'm pretty old. Cycling, photography and walking are my favorite things.

10 response to "Portrait of a European Beech"

  1. By: Mara Posted: August 12, 2019

    I found a linden (native to my parents’ homeland) stateside but don’t have a bike photo with it…yet!

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: August 12, 2019

      Hi Mara,

      You might be the perfect one to get photos of your bike with sequoias for this month’s arboreal challenge!

  2. By: Scooter Posted: August 12, 2019

    It looks like a beech, alright – another of my favorite trees. Have a great tour! We’ll look forward to hearing of how it went.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: August 12, 2019

      There are several varieties so I wasn’t sure. We have a weeping beech nearby. Maybe between packing I can sneak out and get a shot.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 12, 2019

    Beautiful tree, Ive been looking for Beeches here with little success (prolly would help if I knew more about what they look like) 🙂 The ones here are said to have a smooth gray bark.

    Have a great tour! Phone pix are always appreciated,

    • By: Suzanne Posted: August 12, 2019

      It seems the European beech doesn’t have the same bark but I decided it was a beech anyway.

  4. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: August 12, 2019

    I stopped hugging trees. I used to hug this one particular oak on nature walks that I led. One time I noticed I was covered with mites and ants so that was that.

    Nice tree photos. Thanks for that.

  5. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: August 16, 2019

    Unfortunately hugging trees in Tasmania may get a person into trouble. Check first that there are no Utes around with “Doze in a Greenie” stickers.

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