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European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

The European Hornbeam has many admirable qualities. The dense foliage is very clean, Showing no evidence of insect or disease damage. The bark on older specimens is a handsome gray and beautifully fluted. Although it can reach a height of 100 feet, more commonly this tree matures at 40 to 60 feet. One of the finest landscape trees, the European Hornbeam is widely used in Europe for roadside planting and hedges.

Images

Illustration of European Hornbeam Source: http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/attachments/tree-walk.pdf Creator: Illustration courtesy City of Urbana
European Hornbeams Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015
Close up of European Hornbeam Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015
European Hornbeam Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015

Location

606 W. Birch | It is the grouping of parkway trees west of Leal School

Metadata

Mike Brunk, “European Hornbeam,” ExploreCU, accessed June 30, 2022, https://explorecu.org/items/show/336.