Fagus grandifolia (American Beech) is a native canopy tree that can reach spectacular sizes with a trunk up to 4 feet in diameter when in the correct environment. The elegant smooth silvery bark grace the trunk and its fall color bronze the sky. More commonly in the northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan areas, it is found in Southern Illinois and the eastern Chicago and central Illinois area. Fruits are known as beechnuts and they can produce in about 40 years after planting. This tree can also produce syrups.
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