a beech trunk


"You'll know this tree by its trunk - the grey brown bark looks a bit like an elephant's skin."

"Not much grows in the shade of a beech. Its canopy is so dense that light and rainwater can't get through."

Did you know?

Remember this natural compass and you might never get lost again!

Look out for the green algae on the smooth bark. It's always thickest on the north side of the trunk.

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