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Beech

This tree has a robust Porte could reach between 35-40 feet tall, with a straight trunk and usu-ally a simple oval canopy leaves on top. Once has an irregular shape gives rise to growth tops with different branching from below. Maintains smooth bark virtually all life, of white or pale gray. Beech wood needs fresh and not too fertile soil in shady environments. Their growth is slow but long longheaded.

Scientific Name
Fagus Sylvatica L.

Family
Fagaceae

Wood Characteristics

Heartwood
From white to pinkish orange color

Grain
The shaft is straight and has a fine texture

Density/Hardness
Average; moderately hard

Durability
Moderately durable to attack by fungi and sensitive to attack by insects

Areas of application
Carpentry interior finishes, furniture, tool handles, musical instruments and toys