European Beech

Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour

European Beech

Tyngsborough, Massachusetts 01879, United States

Created By: Unity College


European Beech ~ Fagus sylvatica

This tree would be located close to in front of what's left of the old Tyng Mansion, toward the end of Tyng road, and to the right of the last parking lot. This tree would be at this particular spot because of how common it was for European settlers to plant this species. It can generally be found in forests, forest edges, and manmade/disturbed habitats. This is one of my favorite trees because of the insane diameter of the crown, smooth bark, and the interesting reddish coppery bronze leaves. I initially thought it was an American Beech but after noticing the differences in leaf structure I'm fairly certain it's European Beech. The crown makes you wonder how old this tree really is, and all the history it's lived through.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour


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