The Hornbeam was one of the last trees to enter England before the land-bridge with Continental Europe was eroded by the English Channel some 6000 years ago. It is extremely useful as hedging and as a background tree as it will thrive on almost any reasonable soil.

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<p>The Hornbeam was one of the last trees to enter England before the land-bridge with Continental Europe was eroded by the English Channel some 6000 years ago. It is extremely useful as hedging and as a background tree as it will thrive on almost any reasonable soil.</p>