The Weeping Beech of Cassel Mount

Species: Weeping Beech (Fagus sylvatica f. pendula (Lodd. ex Loudon) Scheele))
Age: 140 years
Region: Cassel (French coastal Flanders), North department, Hauts-de-France region, France

The Beech of encounters

He culminates in the central hill of a public park, undulating his weeping branches cradled by the northern winds. His elegant giant silhouette has been growing in the sun for over 140 years, but he is not a loner. Nammed the Beech of encounters, a lime tree is his nearest friend and he has numerous visitors. Beloved by locals, witness of History, he inspires beautiful poems. People of Cassel obtained the prestigious Remarkable Tree of France label for him, and he won our hearts nationally.

Tree of the year 2023
8867 votes
8th place
Nominated by: ngo A.R.B.R.E.S. for the city of Cassel