|Grid reference||ST 18105 78586|
|Common name||Fern-leaved beech|
|Common name||Cut-leaved beech|
|Alternative name||Fagus sylvatica 'Heterophylla'|
|Alternative name||Fagus sylvatica 'Linearifolia'|
|Alternative name||Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla 'Aspleniifolia'|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||3.5M September 2020|
|Girth||70cm @ 0.1M September 2020|
This tree is about 145M west of the chapels.
General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia'
Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia' is a cultivar of the Common beech, Fagus sylvatica. It is a medium sized tree, up to 20+ metres tall, with a rounded crown and the smooth, grey bark characteristic of the species. The leaves are fern-like, relatively narrow, and varying between deeply cut and almost linear, particularly at the ends of new growth. A variety of leaf shapes may exist on the same branch. There are insignificant flowers followed by typical beechnuts.
General tree description for Fagus sylvatica
Fagus sylvatica, the Common or European beech, is a large tree, up to 40 metres tall, with smooth, silver-grey bark. Typically it has a long straight trunk supporting a huge dome and dense foliage. The leaves are up to 10cm long, oval or obovate, with a wavy margin and small irregular teeth. They emerge fresh green, becoming darker and shiny above, pale and shiny underneath, and in autumn turning a golden copper colour. Yellow-green flowers come with the leaves in early May. The male flowers are catkins, while the female flowers come in pairs of short spikes enclosed in a cup. They produce the beechnuts, small triangular nuts in spiky husks.