|Grid reference||ST 15465 76986|
|Common name||Common hornbeam|
|Common name||European hornbeam|
|Origin||Europe and Asia Minor|
|Height||9M October 2016|
|Girth||196cm October 2016|
†This tree has not been completely identified. It is an unusual shape for a C. betulus.
This tree is located on the southern edge of the playing field, not far from the bandstand.
General tree description
Carpinus betulus is a medium to large tree, usually 20 to 25 metres tall and with a rounded shape. Its bark is grey and smooth, developing fissures in maturity, when the trunk also becomes fluted and lumpy. The leaves are ovate, ribbed and finely toothed, 7 to 12 cm long, and dark glossy green through the summer. Male flowers are catkins appearing in yellow curtains in spring. Female flowers develop into small fruits in clusters of drooping winged bracts. These are 3cm long and randomly toothed. In autumn the foliage - leaves and winged fruits - turns golden yellow.