False beech

Nothofagus dombeyi
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.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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