Fagus sylvatica – European beech, common beech
The beech tree is a common forest tree across most of Europe. It’s an impressive tree that can grow up to 50 meters. In its native forest setting, it is a shade tolerant tree that will grow steadily upward in a tall and slender form. But when planted solitary in a park or garden, the abundance of sun allows it to grow freely to the sides as well, resulting in a strong character that improves with age.
One of the most majestic forest trees. Impressive branches fluently branch into broad fans of leaves. Away from the woods, beech trees are often used as ornamental trees in parks and large gardens. They form extremely lush, impressive crowns.