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Native American Beech Tree

One of my all time favorite trees is the American Beech. The American Beech tree is native and very prevalent in our local urban forests. It is a great tree recommendation for tree planting. The American Beech is a great tree for many reasons. I will call it the ‘Love’ tree because it is the tree with more couples initials engraved in it than any! The smooth light grey bark make it a great tree to carve you and your loves initials – although I am not recommending you to do this!!! A light scratch to the barks surface won’t necessarily hurt the tree, but deep penetrations can cause issues. Also the aesthetics of the tree are to be considered! However, who’s to stop a couple in love carving their initials in a tree! The pictures below are of a young small American Beech, and don’t do complete justice.


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