copper beech


: a beech with shining coppery-red leaves that is a widely planted cultivar of a beech (Fagus sylvatica) native to Europe

Examples of copper beech in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The copper beech will get a proper farewell: an hourlong ceremony Friday morning with tributes from Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olzewski Jr., County Councilman David Marks, County Chief Sustainability Officer Steven Lafferty and cemetery officers. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 6 Nov. 2020 The Queen's Green Canopy began in the fall of 2021, when Charles and his mother paired up at Balmoral in Scotland, to plant a copper beech tree. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2023 But Friday at the Balmoral estate in Scotland, a special planting took place as the Queen, 95, and Charles, 72, marked the start of the official planting season in the U.K. by laying down new roots for a copper beech tree heralding the Queen's upcoming Platinum Jubilee. Simon Perry,, 1 Oct. 2021 An old copper beech tree in a NewBridge courtyard served as her inspiration. Steve Maas,, 23 Sep. 2022 To create hedges, Ms. Johnsen suggests using traditional privet and arborvitaes combined with trees such as the deer-resistant copper beech, which can grow into a type of vegetative screening. Hannah Selinger, WSJ, 19 Nov. 2020 Phillips said that copper beech trees are not that common and most of the wood used by his firm is oak, ash and walnut. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 6 Nov. 2020 Scott gathered the family in front of a large copper beech tree near the parking lot to take photos, and Eli’s smile was genuine. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2019 While the copper beech that Roosevelt planted will no longer stand at his beloved Sagamore Hill, its legacy will not disappear from the property. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 1 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of copper beech was in 1846

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“Copper beech.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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