Beech Tree Pictures

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Beech Trees

You will find wonderful beech trees facts about , types of beech trees, information on the beech species, planting info, beech tree trivia, images for identification and different .

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This is valuable and useful info that can help you to learn more about the beech and help identify differrent beech tree species.

Beech Tree Images

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Beech Tree Pictures

Pictures of Beech Trees: Beech Tree Forest
Pictures of Beech Trees: Beech Tree Bark with Blue Bell Flower

Beech Tree Forest

Beech Tree Bark and Bluebell

Beech Tree: Beech Tree Forest
Beech Bark: Beech Tree Bark with Blue Bell Flower

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Beech Tree Stump

American Beech: Type of Beech Tree

American Beech: Mature American Beech Tree in the Forest
American Beech: Beech Tree Leaves Hi-lited By The Sun's Rays

American Beech Canopy

Beech Tree Leaves

American Beech: Beech Tree Leaves & Branches
American Beech: New Beech Tree Leaf & Leaves

American Beech Leaves

American Beech Leaf

European Beech: Type of Beech Tree

European Beech: Beech Tree, Leaves & Branches in Autumn
European Beech: Autumn Beech Tree Leaf, Leaves

European Beech Tree Picture

European Beech Tree Leaf

Beech Tree Trivia Facts

The smooth bark of the Beech Tree is a favorite spot for lovers to carve their initials.

Beech seeds are a great food source for a large variety of birds and mammals, including mice, squirrels, chipmunks, black bear, deer, foxes, and bluejays.

Beech Trees grow 15-40 metres high and are found in Europe, Asia and North America.

A massive Beech Hedge has reached ten storeys high (100' high (30 metres) and over 1500' long or 550 metres), at 200 years old this Beech Tree can be found in Meikleour, Perth area, UK

The scientific name for Beech is Fagus.

Common Beech is seen as a feminine tree, so elegant species have earned the name "Queen Beech".

Beech Wood is used to flavour and smoke herring. Beech nuts, in the past, were source of food used to fatten pigs. Beech nuts, in France, are sometimes roasted as a coffee substitute. No Caffeine.

An American Beech, called the President's Tree of Tacoma Park, Maryland, unfortunately was blown down in a storm in 1997. This unique Beech tree, was carved in August 1865 had all the names of every US president from Washington to Lincoln.

Purple Beech: Type of Beech Tree

Pictures of Beech Trees: Purple Beech Tree Hedge in Spring with Leaves
Beech Tree Pictures: Purple Beech Trees Autumn Colors
Purple Beech Hedge Purple Beech Tree

Beech Leaves:

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Purple Beech Leaves American Beech Leaves
Beech Trees: Autumn American Beech; Leaf, Branches
Beech Trees: Identify Winter American Beech Leaf in Snow
American Beech American Beech Leaf

Beech Trees: More Picture of Beeches

Beech Tree: Purple Beech Trees Autumn Leaves
Beech Trees: European Beech Tree in Fall Colors
Fall Beech Trees European Beech Tree
Beech Trees: Purple Beech Tree Species, Weeping Type
Beech Tree: Beech Trees in the Forest
Picture of Beech Tree
Weeping Purple Beech Beech Tree Forest Beech Tree Picture
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Beech Wood & Bluebells Common Beech Tree Purple Beech Tree
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Beech Tree Leaves
Beech Tree Fall Color Majestic Beech Tree Beech Tree Leaves
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Beech Tree Leaves
Picture of Beech Tree: Beech Tree Trunk Bark
Beech Tree Picture Beech Leaves Beech Tree Bark
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Nice Beech Tree
Tree Beech
Pictures of Beech Trees: American Beech Tree Species
Pictures of Beech Trees: Purple Beech Tree Type
Beech Trees: Purple Beech Tree Species, Weeping Type

Types of Beech Trees: Different Beech Tree Types

  • American Beech Tree, shade tolerant deciduous tree with golden bronze fall color
  • Blue Beech Tree, Carpinus caroliniana or American Hornbeam.
  • 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, Fagus Sylvatica or common beech tree.
  • Red Beech Tree
  • Shining Beech Tree
  • Silver Beech Tree, native to New Zealand
  • South Chinese Beech Tree, found in China and Vietnam
  • Tricolor Beech Tree
  • Weeping Beech Tree

Beech Tree: Facts and Information on Beech Trees

Here is some detailed information on beech trees.

Beech Tree (Fagus) is a genus of ten species of deciduous trees in the family Fagaceae, native to temperate Europe, Asia and North America.

The leaves of beech trees are entire or sparsely toothed, from 5 to 15 cm long and 4 to 10 cm broad. The flowers are small single-sex (monoecious), the female flowers borne in pairs, the male flowers wind-pollinating catkins, produced in spring shortly after the new leaves appear. The bark is smooth and light gray. The fruit is a small, sharply three–angled nut 10 to 15 mm long, borne singly or in pairs in soft-spined husks 1.5 to 2.5 cm long, known as cupules. The beech nuts are edible, though bitter (though not nearly as bitter as acorns) with a high tannin content, and are called beechmast.

Beech grows on a wide range of soil types, acid or basic, provided they are not waterlogged. The tree canopy casts dense shade, and carpets the ground with dense leaf litter, and the ground flora beneath may be sparse.

Beech wood is an excellent firewood, easily split and burning for many hours with bright but calm flames. Chips of beech wood are used in the brewing of Budweiser beer as a fining agent. Beech logs are burned to dry the malts used in some German smoked beers, giving the beers their typical flavor. Beech is also used to smoke some cheeses.

Some drums are made from beech, which has a tone generally considered to be between maple and birch, the two most popular drum woods.

Also, beech pulp is used as the basis for manufacturing a textile fibre known as Modal. The wood is also used to make the pigment known as bistre.

The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental tree is the European Beech (Fagus sylvatica), widely cultivated in North America as well as its native Europe.

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Beech Tree Comments

Purple Beech tree species retains some of its leaves in the Fall. In the Autumn one gets beautiful array of yellow and orange beech leaves.

Beech trees are a real favorite on late fall and winter forest walks. Small forest beech trees are the last trees to lose their leaves

American Beech trees have a unique grey bark that stands out and helps one to identify the American Beech species.

American Beech holds their fall leaves, especially near the ground, well into and through the Winter season. When one walks in the forest with snow on the ground, the American Beech tree is one of the last tree with yellow colored leaves as seen here american beech leaves.

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