weeping beech


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Related to weeping beech: Weeping Birch
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Noun1.weeping beech - variety of European beech with pendulous limbsweeping beech - variety of European beech with pendulous limbs
Fagus, genus Fagus - beeches
beech, beech tree - any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions
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When a real bird falls in flop, he spreads out his feathers and pecks them dry, but Peter could not remember what was the thing to do, and he decided, rather sulkily, to go to sleep on the weeping beech in the Baby Walk.
Despairing of the fairies, he resolved to consult the birds, but now he remembered, as an odd thing, that all the birds on the weeping beech had flown away when he alighted on it, and though that had not troubled him at the time, he saw its meaning now.
Sandra writes:"After a visit to Tollcross Park in Glasgow (which has rare trees not found in local parks in Coatbridge and Airdrie), I had photographed a weeping beech tree.
To the left, in front of a Protestant church whose steeple is visible, the horse's extended tail points to a twisting, dark-hued, weeping beech. A faint graffiti stain in the statue's granite pedestal, a ghostly leftover from someone's effort to remove it, reads "BLACK LIVES MATTER."
-(https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program) It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall : Volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing to help with cleanup and planting.