beech

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beech

a forest tree of the genus Fagus with glossy oval leaves, thin, smooth, greyish bark and fine-grained wood.

beech

see fagus.
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ovata, Celtis occidentalis, Fagus grandifolia, Fraxinus americana, F.
alba, and Fagus grandifolia are based heavily upon the larger average size (basal area of stems) of individual trees as reflected in the high relative dominance values.
Although the canopy of Tawawa Woods includes species suggestive of an Oak-Maple forest type, it also has had a significant population of Fagus grandifolia (hence, the name "Wilberforce Beech Woods"), normally scarce or absent from Oak-Sugar Maple associations (Gordon 1969).
Although Fagus grandifolia demonstrated low recruitment of small trees for both sample years, this species is maintaining a significant role in the subcanopy ("medium" size).
Second, the presence of Fagus grandifolia distinguishes Tawawa Woods from the more typical Oak-Sugar Maple forest preserves in the area, and from Hueston Woods, a Beech-Maple forest near Oxford, OH.
Fagus grandifolia ranked second in all categories in North Woods.
The density of Fagus grandifolia stems was roughly equal to that of all other species combined (with the exception of A.
The importance of Fagus grandifolia is much lower in South Woods.
americana, Fagus grandifolia, Fraxinus americana, and Aesculus glabra in importance value.