Beeches-colorful sentinels in the bleak winter woods
Driving along some of our back roads the hardwood forests of our area may look pretty dismal until you come to a copse of beech trees. The beech tree becomes the star of the winter forest show in January and February. Their new penny coppery colored leaves cling to their mother branches until they are literally pushed off their limbs to make room for the new green leaves appearing in April. They present a beautiful scene to the passers by for about two months. Don't miss out on this wonderful show of nature by failing to notice them during this time of year.