Saturday, July 14, 2007

Beech Beauty

There's a gorgeous, gigantic tree near my house. I pass it frequently. From a distance, the leaves have a dark purple hue. Up close, the leaves are green. I love walking under the canopy of this big beauty. It's especially majestic when the wind moves its leaves.
I asked a man leaving the house where the tree lives. "Do you know what kind of a tree this is?" He said no. Lame.
Later, I went for a walk with my Mom. She said it's a Beech Tree.

The American Beech tree can live up to 250 years. From the information I could find online, if this tree is between 57' and 75' feet tall, it is likely to be 100 to 150 years old.
Hail, to the tree Goddess!

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