I was brought up under a beech tree and even now live in a beech grove. (Maybe that is why I love elephants)! These days all the copper beeches that were planted in the early 1900's have gotten to the end of their life span and one by one are being cut down. Soon they will be all gone. No one is planting BIG trees these days in suburbia. Where will the kids read in summer without their broad branches to climb into and hide.