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Common Name: American Beech      Latin Name: Fagus grandifolia      Size: 40 (min) to 60 (max)
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I am looking for 10 American Beech Trees. 2-5 year range. Would preferr poted plants but would purchase seedlings if I have to.
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Fagus grandifolia
Origin: Eastern United States
Maximum Height: 60 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Fagus
species: grandifolia
Origin: Eastern United States
Size: 40 (min) to 60 (max)
Size Description: Large Tree
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Plant Images and Specimens
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Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz
Season: Fall
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Fall Color
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein

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Fall Color
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein

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Characteristic Smooth Bark
Location: Dawes Arboretum, Newark Ohio
Age: Medium
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Winter
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Forest Tree
Location: Sutton Rd., Cincinnati
Age: Young
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Fall
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Turning Leaves
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Fall
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Base of Trunk Underplanted with Scilla
Location: Obryonville, Cincinnati
Age: Old
Photo Credit: Scott Beuerlein
Season: 3-16-09
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Location: 2576 Dixie Lakeside Park
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

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Location: 59 Locust Lakeside Park, Ky
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

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Fall color
Location: Fort Mitchell, KY
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz
Season: Fall
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Leaf and bud detail
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz
Season: Fall
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Leaf and bud detail
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz
Season: Fall
Location: Lakeside Park 2576 Dixie hwy Lakeside Park KY 41017
Specimen: 162
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Location: 2576 dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Location: Seneca Gardens 2504 Seneca Valley Seneca Gardens KY
Specimen: 394
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232
Specimen: 581
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Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.891615333333300 Longitude: -77.005937200000000] Specimen: 1723
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.890556950000000 Longitude: -77.007494616666700] Specimen: 1741
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Fagus grandiflora on Capitol Hill
Location: Washington, DC
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Spring 2012
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Fagus grandiflora on Capitol Hill
Location: Washington, DC
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Spring 2012
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Fagus grandiflora on Capitol Hill
Location: Washington, DC
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Spring 2012
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.856375250000000 Longitude: -84.227558716666700] Specimen: 2343
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.134575740000000 Longitude: -84.517647860000000] Specimen: 2660
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.134575740000000 Longitude: -84.517647860000000] Specimen: 2661
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.855325883333300 Longitude: -84.231184200000000] Specimen: 2728
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.857365483333300 Longitude: -84.231797650000000] Specimen: 2734
Location: North Carolina Arboretum 100 Ashville NC 28806
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 35.497606870000000 Longitude: -82.608033250000000] Specimen: 3042
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.427458490000000 Longitude: -86.910794660000000] Specimen: 4542
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Avenue Brooklyn NY 11225
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.670138820000000 Longitude: -73.966681760000000] Specimen: 5968
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Avenue Brooklyn NY 11225
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.670018370000000 Longitude: -73.966865000000000] Specimen: 5979
Location: Dumbarton Oaks 1703 32nd St NW Washington DC 20007
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.914178000000000 Longitude: -77.062855000000000] Specimen: 8756
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Photo Credit: Paul Koloszar
Season: summer
Location: Camp Campbell Gard
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.422746490000000 Longitude: -84.494076380000000] Specimen: 8785
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Location: Camp Campbell Gard

Location: Camp Campbell Gard
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.422735880000000 Longitude: -84.493636390000000] Specimen: 8786
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Location: Camp Campbell Gard

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