Silver birch and beech trees are two of the most distinctive trees at this time of year.
The silver birch leaves turn a lovely golden colour which contrasts beautifully with the distinctive white and black patterns on its bark. There are two birches in the photo below (taken in North Merchiston Cemetery) - the one on the left has a lovely straight trunk and is probably a lot younger than the one on the right with its wonderfully gnarled trunk. The leaves are just starting to turn from green to gold.
Very close to these birches are two beautiful beech trees, which are in the full splendour of their autumn colour