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Adopt a Tree: The American Beech. By: Mary Coleman and Katy Brooks. Mommies and Tree. Our Tree. Common name: American Beech Scientific name: Fagus grandifolia. Pictures of Our Tree. Pictures of Our Tree. Bark. Leaves. The leaves often remain on the tree until spring. Leaves.

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adopt a tree the american beech

Adopt a Tree:The American Beech

By: Mary Coleman and Katy Brooks

our tree
Our Tree
  • Common name: American Beech
  • Scientific name: Fagusgrandifolia
leaves
Leaves

The leaves often remain on the tree until spring.

leaves1
Leaves

Once the previous leaves fall off, new buds start to form.

leaves2
Leaves

Here the leaves are just starting to emerge from the buds.

leaves3
Leaves

As time goes on, the leaves start to grow and expand.

leaves4
Leaves

The leaves finally grow to their full potential.

fruits or nuts
Fruits or Nuts

Beechnuts

Prickly Burs

our poem
Our Poem

Life

Abstract lopsided

Stretching reaching growing

Buds limbs leaves roots

Sprouting living changing

green red

5 snippets
5 Snippets
  • Can live to be 300 to 400 years of age
  • Beechnuts are roasted, eaten, and used as a coffee substitute
  • The leaves and bark are used to make dyes
  • Is the only member of the Fagus genus that grows in North America
  • The tallest American Beech found today in Ohio, in Ashtabula Country is 130 feet tall
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Wood

Description

Uses

  • Hard, strong, and tough
  • Not durable when exposed to weather
  • Furniture and flooring
  • Tools, wedges, baskets
  • Fuel
  • A type of creosote used as a medicine
what we liked the best
What we liked the best
  • getting to see this tree transform from winter to spring
  • identifying the type of tree we were studying
works cited
Works Cited
  • http://www.hermones.org/grade4/americanbeech.html
  • http://www.ehow.com/about_6564362_american-beech-tree.html
  • http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact%20pages/beech/beech.html
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