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Autumn Leaves in Spring

Beech trees hang on to their leaves throughout the winter.

This beech tree had lots of leaves, but they were those of last year.

I tried to find out why beeches quite firmly keep their dry, winter leaves until the new ones push through, but there were no definitive answers.

This one had dropped all of its nuts and deer and other animals were getting some early spring nutrition, but nature’s reasons for hanging on to the leaves remains a mystery.