A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Beeches (Fagus spp.) are among the most stately and prized landscape trees. American beech, Fagus grandifolia, is a key component of eastern hardwood forests. This species is commonly retained in landscapes when developments are built into forested areas. European beech, Fagus sylvatica, is often nursery grown and planted in the landscape as a feature tree, shade tree, or hedge.