Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
With its upright trunk and high crown, this copper/purple beech could be mistaken for a common beech from the Sonian Forest. In winter, you could well be caught at the foot of this tree next to its grey bark, which is reminiscent of an elephant’s foot. The horizontal line just above the ground is a sign of an old graft, typical of this species. In spring, its foliage turns an unmistakable, deep red-burgundy. Its colour makes it stand out from the plot of trees where it grows, and helps it fulfil its role as a decorative tree in the park.