Fagus sylvatica

Origin: native

Type: deciduous

Height: up to 40m high

Winter buds: copper colour, long (1-2 cm) and pointed. Stick out from the twig.

Leaves: simple, pointed oval shape, wavy edges.

Flowers: male flowers cluster at tips of twigs, female flowers paired on short stalks.

Fruit: nuts in spiny cases.

Distribution: found on well drained chalky soils.