Dawyck Beech

A unique tree, a fastigiate Beech, was discovered by an ancestor of Sir John Naesmyth in the grounds of his house near Peebles. The grounds are now known as Dawyck Gardens, a constituent of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. Naesmyth was the landscape architect for the Museum Gardens in York, which also contain a Dawyck Beech.

The drawing shows the original tree, which remains healthy and is the source of all Dawyck Beech trees worldwide.

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