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The American beech tree is a deciduous plant, belonging to the same family (Fagaceae) that also contains its European (Fagus sylvatica) and Asian (Fagus crenata) cousins.The European is the most popular version in the West, even in North America, due, in part, to its diverse and eye-popping cultivars.But enthusiasts of native plants in North America will want to grow the plant that they have.
Beech can reach from 15 to 50 meters (50 to 164 feet) in height, depending on the species. The bark is generally smooth and light grey in color. The leaves of beech trees are entire or sparsely toothed, from 5 to 15 centimeters (2 to 6 inches) long and 4 to 10 centimeters (1.6 to 10 inches) broad.
European Beech Timber has general strength properties roughly equal to those of oak, but after drying, most values increase, and beech is stronger than oak in bending strength, stiffness and shear by some 20 per cent, and considerably stronger in resistance to impact loads.American Beech, Casual Elegant Contemporary American cuisine. Read reviews and book now.Beech leaf disease (BLD) is a newly described tree disease that occurs in United States and Canadian forests on American beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.) and in plantings of European (Fagus.
When planted in urban landscapes, the American beech tree can reach heights of 60 to 80 feet. In its natural woodland habitat, trees can reach as high as 120 feet. The trunk is considered short with a broad crown which can spread to a width of 50 feet.Read More
American beech is the only species of this genus in North America. Although beech is now confined to the eastern United States (except for the Mexican population) it once extended as far west as California and probably flourished over most of North America before the last ice age.Read More
The American beech is a shade-tolerant species, favoring shade more than other trees, commonly found in forests in the final stage of succession. Ecological succession is essentially the process of forests changing their composition through time; it is a pattern of events often observed on disturbed sites. Although sometimes found in pure.Read More
American beech (Fagus grandifolia) is the only species of this genus in North America. Although beech is now confined to the eastern United States (except for the Mexican population) it once extended as far west as California and probably flourished.Read More
American Beech: Family: Fagaceae: USDA hardiness: 4-8: Known Hazards: Large quantities of the raw seed may be toxic(159). Habitats: Rich uplands and mountain slopes, often forming nearly pure forests(82). In the south of its range it is also found on the margins of streams and swamps(43, 82). Range.Read More
Range, Habitat, and Growth Habits The American beech is found in eastern North America from Nova Scotia to Maine, to northern Michigan and eastern Wisconsin, and as far south as eastern Texas and north Florida. In New England, it grows in close association with sugar maple, yellow birch, and oak.Read More
Introduction: American beech is a distinctive and elegant forest tree in Kentucky and throughout eastern North America. In early spring new leaves emerge from buds as feathery tassels. Handsome foliage develops a golden bronze color in the fall.Read More
American beech trees typically grow to a height of 75 feet but may even reach 120 feet in dense forest conditions. They can live up to 400 years and can grow in a range of defferent types of soil, but they generally prefer moist soil.Read More
In southern Michigan, American beech trees grow in beech-maple forests. Going north, they can be found in hemlock-northern hardwood forests. Michigan is the western edge of its range and it can be found in almost every county except for the western side of the Upper Peninsula.Read More