American Beech Photo Gallery
American Beech Habitat
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) thrives in lowlands with moist soil and part shade.
American Beech Facts
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) unlike most hardwoods prefers shade. Its wood is hard, heavy and tough. They are long living and can take upwards of forty years to begin to produce seeds. Beechnuts are an extremely important food source to wildlife. In the fall they light up mountains in the Appalachians with bright yellow fall foliage.