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.
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Even as late as the 1860s, flocks numbered tens of millions as they migrated in search of beechmast and acorns; some nesting colonies extended for 40 miles, and trees would break under the weight of the birds.
Whether its spiky chestnuts, winged fruits on sycamores and maples, beechmast, or acorns on oaks, the seeds of tomorrow's forests are poised, ready to take their chances in the lottery that will determine which of them develops to produce fruit of their own.