Photographing Beech Trees

Photographing Beech Trees

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Photographing Beech Trees by Lizzie Shepherd

Beech trees are very common in the UK, and you will certainly have taken photographs of them, but how much do you know about them? Lizzie Shepherd explains everything you could possibly need to know

One of the most enjoyable aspects of writing this series on trees has been my growing understanding of the historical and scientific background to these crucial components of our landscape. Of course, I am no botanist, and the knowledge I have gained may be relatively superficial, but there is no doubt that a greater understanding of your subject makes photography a far more rewarding and meaningful pursuit. This time it’s the turn of the universally loved beech – a tree that now has a strong presence in the UK.

The beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) was a relative late-comer to the UK shores. It is thought that it didn’t arrive until well after 4000 BC, as the climate became warmer, and several thousand years after the likes of birch, oak and pine had established themselves. It is native only in the southern part of Britain. However, with the helping hand of...

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