Beech | The Cove Forest

Beech
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(Fagus grandifolia)

The smooth gray bark, sharp-pointed buds, and papery toothed leaves make beech one of the easiest trees to identify. Because it can tolerate deep shade, individuals occur both in the forest understory and in the canopy. The fruits "beech nuts" are an important food for wildlfe, including squirrels and bear.