Wednesday, April 3, 2013


McCook Point Park, Niantic, CT

I don't think a photograph really captures the majesty of this tree.   It really captures my eye whenever I visit this park.  In fact, I've featured this tree before, here.  That earlier picture was taken in the fall, just as the leaves were beginning to fall.  Back then I thought the tree was a European Beech tree, but I'm still not exactly sure.  I'll have to wait for the spring and summer, when the tree has some leaves to make a positive ID.  


  1. Hmm, the European Beech Tree is the most common broadleaf tree in Germany so I should know ... ;-) - I wonder if it is one of the cultivars of the European Beech. As I understand Copper Beeches are very popular in parks.
    Seems to be at least over 50 years old.

  2. I think you're right, Martina. I might have mentioned that I thought it was a European Beech tree when I last posted a picture of this particular tree. I'm not sure how old it is, but I find the the trunks fascinating.