Thursday, October 22, 2009


Beeches are easy to fall in love with.

The canopies are full and round, with purple --almost black-- leaves where constantly exposed to the sun,

but the trunks are their main draw.

Something about them evokes elephant legs: the authority with which they grip the ground,

the way the bark wrinkles and folds,

their unreserved size...

Vista Avenue is lined with beeches, so tree (and pachyderm) lovers visiting Green-Wood should be sure to take this route. (The weeping beeches on Larch are also a sight).

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