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beech fact sheet
Magnificent deciduous tree that can grow up to 40m tall
Bark is smooth, silvery-grey
Leaves are pointed ovals, with slightly wavy edges
Cigar shaped buds open to reveal the young leaves which are a delicate yellow-green, turning to shiny dark green by late spring/early summer
Leaves turn from pale yellow through to deep orange/red in autumn
The triangular nuts ripen to a shiny rich brown and are held in a prickly, four-lobed casing
Beech leaf noyeau recipe
Try our delicious liqueur recipe:
beech leaf noyeau
Either in mixed woodland or standing alone, usually on chalky or sandy soils.
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Did you know?
- More than 2000 species of fungi grow in association with beech. Why not download our beech fungi fact pack?
- Beech nut oil was used in the 19th century England for cooking and in lamps
- Beech timber has been used in the manufacture of gunpowder and as a source of creosote
- Chips of beech wood are used as a fining agent in the brewing of Budweiser beer
- Beech wood pulp is used as the basis for manufacturing a textile fibre known as Modal