FAGACEAE, The Beech family
What a pretty tree. There is a grove of them growing on a hillside at the Hoyt Arboretum where I walked today. They are so young and graceful. It makes me want to grow one, but I know they get a hundred feet tall.
The leaves are small and evergreen and the branches grow in horizontal layers – an elegant combination.
This tree also goes by the common name Coigue. It’s native to Chile and Argentina.