American Beech

Roebling Park Dendrology

American Beech

Hamilton Township, New Jersey 08690, United States

Created By: Unity College


American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is a medium sized tree. This tree is included in the tour because it is prevalent in the area and very easy to identify. It has thin, light gray bark, which scars easily. The leaves also turn golden brown in fall, and many remain on the trees all winter. The sound of the wind rustling through these leaves in the winter is unique and quite strange. The buds of these trees are also unique, as they are torpedo shaped and look almost like thorns. American Beech are native.

These trees can be found on the hillside along this trail, and are very easy to spot. They can also be found on several other hillsides in the park.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Roebling Park Dendrology


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