Beech (Fagus sylvatica) [2/3]

Up close and personal, the Beech has smooth bark with a silver-grey or even metallic appearance. It has these familiar slight horizontal lines.

The bark is thin and the wood inside is hard and strong and of a bright buff colouring with brown flecks which make it a popular choice for furniture and is also a favourite with wood turners to make bowls and other items.

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