Beech & Chestnut

The beech tree, Fagus sylvatica, is the fourth most common in the park

If you walk down the main path from the Grange Road entrance and get to the part where the path comes out from the car park and pond, you will reach this tree. It is a beech tree which stands on the top of the bank to the pond just to the left of the path.

If you walk along the path that goes diagonally across the park from the car park by the white house, towards Grange Road; turn off just by the big Horse chestnut tree. Go into the wooded area towards the ponds and you will find this big beech tree leaning over just off the path.

The sweet chestnut, Castanea sativa, is included with the Beech trees as it is a member of the Fagaceae family too. This one is opposite the small children’s playground.

About one quarter of the way along the path between the playground and car park, this Beech is one of a group of trees that all seem to be competing for light.

On the bank of the pond and arching over the water this is a Weeping beech. There are two of them by the pond, this one is at the far end from the white house, nearer the |Grange Road car park.

Having followed the path alongside Avenue Road this Beech tree is just after the path splits and this right hand side goes towards the entrance near grange road.

One of my favourite paths to walk along, in the park, is the one just below the colour gardens. The colour gardens are just below the bowling green, so the path in question goes roughly from the Thrive garden more or less North to South. It joins the two downhill paths. Anyway there are seven big trees along there, six of them all close together sharing a continuous canopy that goes right over the path. Two of those trees are Copper beeches. This is the first one you come across as you walk away from the Thrive garden, it’s the second one in the row of six.

After passing the Norway maple, on that same path, the next tree is another Copper beech.