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Copper Beech
Fagus sylvatica

Location: 36501 Niles Blvd.
Park: California Nursery Historical Park
District: Niles
Native to: Europe
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous, native in Europe to the Caucasus. After the first hundred years the beech begins to decline. The little beech-nuts are edible and its oval leaves turn a glowing yellow in the autumn. On Arbor Day, 2002, three copper beach trees were planted to replace trees known to be on the property in the past.

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Illustration by Philip Eaker