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Beech Tree Pictures Gallery contains many pictures of different varieties list of different types of beech trees, useful information and facts about the beech tree.

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Beech Tree Forest

In the Beech Tree forests, in the Britain, UK, Blue Bell flowers blanket the forest floor in Spring. A majestic sight and popular family outing, View more beech forest blue bells follow to our beautiful beech forest photos page.

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Beech Tree, Beech Forest with Blue Bells in Spring, North London, UK Beech Trees, Beech Leaves in the Blue Bell Forestin Spring, North London, UK

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Beeches: American Beech Tree Type

Beech Trees: American Species of Beeches, Growing in Forest with Leaves Still On In Early Spring Beech Trees: American Species of Beech Leaf In Early Spring

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Beech Tree Scientific Name, Fagus

Beech Tree Types: Different Types of Beech Trees

  • American Beech Tree, shade tolerant deciduous tree with golden bronze fall color
  • Blue Beech Tree
  • Chinese Beech Tree, native to China grows approximately 17 feet tall
  • Crimean Beech Tree
  • European Beech Tree, also known as common beech. It is the tallest of the beech trees which loses its leaves in Spring
  • Japanese Beech Tree, native to Japan both leaves and nuts are edible
  • Japanese Blue Beech Tree, one of the main tree species in deciduous forests
  • Mexican Beech Tree, commonly found in NE and Central Mexico in high altitude mountain forests
  • Oriental Beech Tree, grows in mountainous forest regions of Turkey and Iran
  • Purple Beech Tree
  • Red Beech Tree
  • Shining Beech Tree
  • Silver Beech Tree
  • South Chinese Beech Tree, found in China and Vietnam
  • Tricolor Beech Tree
  • Weeping Beech Tree

Beech Tree Facts and Information on Beech Trees

There are several types of Beech Trees, for more detailed information on other types of Beech trees just search for Beech Tree Information on Google.

Beech, American
Fagus grandifolia

A very formal and stately tree. Leaves emerge in late spring, changing from shimmering green to lustrous dark green to golden bronze in the fall. Smooth bark. Plant in well-drained, aerated soil. Can be used as a hedge. Grows to 50'-70' with a 40' spread.

The American Beech can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the zone map.

Type of tree:
The American Beech falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees
Mature Height:
The American Beech grows to be 50' - 70' feet in height.
Mature Spread:
The American Beech has a spread of about 50' - 70' at full maturity.
Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]

This beech does well in full sun.

The American Beech grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, silty loam, well drained, clay soils.

Well drained. The tree is very drought sensitive.

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This beech has oval, pyramidal shape.
The leaves from this tree are 3 to 6 inches long, alternately arranged and marked with parallel veins that lead to sharp, incurved teeth on the margins. Glossy green color changing to copper in autumn.

Flower Color:
Light brown and pale.

Bloom Time:

Fruit Description:
The fruit is oval, 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter, hard, brown, attractive to wildlife.

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Additional Information
The American Beech tree is worth saving if it occurs on your property and one worth planting if you can meet its needs, including giving it plenty of space. Longevity compensates for its slow growth and a dense green canopy that changes to yellow-brown in autumn is reward for catering to its demanding nature. Throughout the eastern half of the United States, where this species occurs naturally, the four tiny nuts in each spiny bur are prized by a wide range of birds and mammals, including discerning humans.

A very formal and stately tree. Leaves emerge in late spring, changing from shimmering green to lustrous dark green to golden bronze in the fall. Smooth bark. Plant in well-drained, aerated soil. Can be used as a hedge. Grows to 50'-70' with a 40' spread. (Zones 4-9)

Wildlife Value:
Beechnuts are eaten by birds and mammals and are important food for chipmunks and squirrels.

A sturdy, densely canopied tree, the American Beech was a sign of fertile soil to early settlers and was quickly removed so the plow could take over and farming for food could commence. In hilly locations, it was the home for migrating Passenger Pigeons who were so numerous that they broke off the limbs of the trees from the sheer weight of their numbers when they perched on them. There was a Beech tree on the old stage road between Blountsville and Jonesboro, Tennessee that had an inscription carved into the trunk that read "D. Boone Cilled A Bar On Tree In Year 1760." The tree fell in 1916 and had a girth of 28-1/2 feet. The Forest Service estimated the tree's age to be 365 years, fully two centuries old before Daniel Boone inscribed it.

Beech Tree Trivia

The "mast" of a beech tree refers to the nuts which were traditionally used for pig food.

Beech Tree Uses

Tar from the beech tree, known as creosote, is painted on fences, railway ties, and utility poles as a wood preservative

Beech Tree; American Variety

American Beech Tree is relatively slow-growing deciduous tree. The American Beech reaches reaches it's greatest size growing in the alluvial soil of the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys. Here the beech tress are know to age to 300 to 400 years.

Beech Tree Wood

Beech tree wood is excellent hard wood great for column posts, lath turnings, house finishing trim and for steam bending. Beech tree's wood is also used for flooring, furniture, veneer as it takes a finish well and is structurally strong.

Beech Tree Nuts

Nuts from the American Beech Tree have a distinctive triangular nut shape. Some Beech nuts are eaten by people but most importantly beech nuts are an important food for wildlife in the Autumn.

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