All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>American Beech trees</strong> (<em>Fagus grandifolia</em>
hang on to their leaves far into the winter. If you see small, smooth-barked trees in the woods with light brown leaves they will be beeches. The twigs have long sharp leaf buds. The fo...
American Beech trees (Fagus grandifolia
hang on to their leaves far into the winter. If you see small, smooth-barked trees in the woods with light brown leaves they will be beeches. The twigs have long sharp leaf buds. The following year's leaves are tucked into a snug winter coat which will fall off as the leaf unfolds in the spring.

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