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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
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beechwood; Fagus grandifolia;
 
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
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== Other Properties ==
 
  
 
Large trees growing to 35 m.  Bark=smooth, gray.  Leaves=simple with veins and toothed edges.  Fruit=Large husk containing 2 shiny brown edible nuts.  
 
Large trees growing to 35 m.  Bark=smooth, gray.  Leaves=simple with veins and toothed edges.  Fruit=Large husk containing 2 shiny brown edible nuts.  
  
Wood is acidic.  Color: Pinkish brown with dark brown rays. Rings: obscure.  Pores: diffuse, fine.  Grain: faint.  Rays: distinct.  Hard, strong and heavy.  Specific gravity = 0.74
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Wood is acidic.  Color: Pinkish brown with dark brown rays. Rings: obscure.  Pores: diffuse, fine.  Grain: faint.  Rays: distinct.  Hard, strong and heavy.  Specific gravity = 0.74.  Density = 46 ppcf.
 
 
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== Resources and Citations ==
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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* Alden Identification Services, Microscopic Wood Identification: [https://wood-identification.com/wood-types/ Link]
  
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  
* Website address 1  Comment: Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
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* Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Beech (Accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Beech (Accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  
 
* ''Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia'', Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
 
* ''Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia'', Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976

Latest revision as of 12:28, 3 September 2020

American beech Fagus grandifolia

Description

A deciduous Beech tree, Fagus grandifolia, native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia to Texas. Beechwood is a pale reddish-brown timber from the beech trees is a hard, tough, fine-grain wood. It is used for furniture, flooring, Plywood, Veneer, cooperage, shoe lasts, and tool handles.

Synonyms and Related Terms

beechwood; Fagus grandifolia;

Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Large trees growing to 35 m. Bark=smooth, gray. Leaves=simple with veins and toothed edges. Fruit=Large husk containing 2 shiny brown edible nuts.

Wood is acidic. Color: Pinkish brown with dark brown rays. Rings: obscure. Pores: diffuse, fine. Grain: faint. Rays: distinct. Hard, strong and heavy. Specific gravity = 0.74. Density = 46 ppcf.

Additional Images

Resources and Citations

  • Alden Identification Services, Microscopic Wood Identification: Link
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998

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