Leaf Identification

The leaves of the American Beech are 2″ to 5″ long with an ovate shape and toothed margins. They are typically a dark green color that turn to a bronze color in the fall.

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Twig and Bud Identification

The American Beech has distinctive buds that are long and pointy.

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Bark Identification

The bark of the American Beech stays smooth throughout its life and is a silvery gray color.

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Fruit Identification

The American Beech produces edidle beechnuts tht ripen in the fall. The nuts are three sided.

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Flower Identification

The flowers of the American Beech are inconspicuous in shape but have a yellow-green color.

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