- BOTANICAL NAME: Fagus grandifolia
- PRONUNCIATION: FAG-us gran-di-FOL-e-a
- COMMON NAME: American Beech
- FAMILY: Fagaceae
Grows throughout, very common tree especially in rich woodlands
- GROWTH HABIT:
Zone 4 to 7
- OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS: Rich woods, throughout the east coast. Very common and hardy. Commonly found throughout White Clay State Park.
- SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Climax
- FACULTATIVE STATUS: Facultative Upland
- LANDSCAPE USE: - fall color Beautiful native tree, climax species and often used by many different species of animals.
- FOLIAGE: Alternate, simple, serrated. Silvery green when opening, dark green at maturity, fall color tends to be golden bronzed and often times persists during the winter.
- BUDS: Long, drawn out, pointed, and scaled.
- BARK: Extremely smooth, light gray bark. Easily identifiable characteristic
3-winged nutlet, very beneficial to wildlife
- PESTS: Bronze birch borer