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Beech tree. Image 1 of 12. European beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) in January. The beech is a deciduous tree, shedding its leaves during the winter. It may reach up to 40 metres in height and live for several hundred years. It is found throughout Europe, apart from in the far north and south. Photographed in Oxfordshire, England. For images of this tree during the changing seasons, see images B601/196-207.
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