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  1. Adopt a Tree:The American Beech By: Mary Coleman and Katy Brooks

  2. Mommies and Tree

  3. Our Tree • Common name: American Beech • Scientific name: Fagusgrandifolia

  4. Pictures of Our Tree

  5. Pictures of Our Tree

  6. Bark

  7. Leaves The leaves often remain on the tree until spring.

  8. Leaves Once the previous leaves fall off, new buds start to form.

  9. Leaves Here the leaves are just starting to emerge from the buds.

  10. Leaves As time goes on, the leaves start to grow and expand.

  11. Leaves The leaves finally grow to their full potential.

  12. Fruits or Nuts Beechnuts Prickly Burs

  13. Organisms using this tree

  14. Our Poem Life Abstract lopsided Stretching reaching growing Buds limbs leaves roots Sprouting living changing green red

  15. 5 Snippets • Can live to be 300 to 400 years of age • Beechnuts are roasted, eaten, and used as a coffee substitute • The leaves and bark are used to make dyes • Is the only member of the Fagus genus that grows in North America • The tallest American Beech found today in Ohio, in Ashtabula Country is 130 feet tall

  16. Wood Description Uses • Hard, strong, and tough • Not durable when exposed to weather • Furniture and flooring • Tools, wedges, baskets • Fuel • A type of creosote used as a medicine

  17. What we liked the best • getting to see this tree transform from winter to spring • identifying the type of tree we were studying

  18. Works Cited • http://www.hermones.org/grade4/americanbeech.html • http://www.ehow.com/about_6564362_american-beech-tree.html • http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact%20pages/beech/beech.html

  19. The End