Some say the European Beech is so beautiful that it overwhelms one at first glance! While it requires some space, the European Beech will provide you with unmatched year-round beauty - shimmering green leaves unfurling in the Spring, dense shade in the Summer, striking Fall foliage and a pleasing Winter silhouette. The trunk is also particularly handsome and the copper colored Fall leaves are unmatched for their beauty. The European Beech is a popular ornamental favorite in parks and gardens.
Beech nuts act as important wildlife food and particularly attract wild turkeys, foxes, and porcupines. They are also a favorite of various birds, chipmunks and squirrels.
Beech nuts were food for prehistoric man and are still consumed today. The wood has been employed for centuries for both fire and furniture in Europe. Historians claim that the first written European literature was inscribed on Beech bark in Sanskrit. The English word 'book" comes from the Anglo-Saxon "boc", a derivative for the Anglo-Saxon "beece" or Beech.