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Hornbeam

hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

Its bark is silver-grey with a fine network pattern in pale brown.

The hornbeam can be found in woods and hedges, and also in gardens.

It is used to make cogs, pulleys, tools, turning, piano actions and drumsticks.

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.