American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous
  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: A medium to large tree, growing up to 100 feet tall.
  • Average Width: Often times half as wide as it is tall.
  • Leaf Description: Leaves are elliptical in shape. Leaf veins are alternately veined with each vein ending in a distinct tooth. Leaves are shiny green from above, appearing waxy and smooth.
  • Bark Description: The bark is smooth, thin and grey in color. Often referred to as elephant legs.
  • Twig Description: Twigs are slender and zig zag in shape. Buds are very long, angling sharply away from twigs, almost looking like thorns.
  • Flowering: Flowers are inconspicuous.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: None

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