Photographer's Note

The Dwarf Beech, Fagus sylvatica Tortuosa Group, is a rare Cultivar Group of the European Beech with less than 1500 older specimen in Europe. It is also known as Twisted Beech or Parasol Beech.

It is a wide-spreading tree with distinctive twisted and contorted branches that are quite pendulous at their ends. With its short and twisted trunk the Dwarf Beech grows more into the width than up.

It comes true from seed and has formed colonies in Sweden ("Vresboken"), Denmark ("Vrange bøge"), Germany ("Suentelbuchen") and France ("Faux de Verzy").

Altough botanists can't explain why the beech grow this way there is severals hypothesis ranging from a virus, a genetic mutation due to an radioactive meteorite or even being curse by the monks who used to live there...

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