Tree Trail

American Beech

Fagus grandifolia

    Notable about this species*

  • The nuts of this species are sweet and are an important source of food for wildlife.
  • Dead leaves of this tree remain on the tree through the winter.
  • The wood, though it is hard and strong, it is not durable. Uses for it include pallets, pulp and firewood.

Map to this tree.

Coordinates: 44.873674, -68.635776

Additional Information


* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry