Common name : Oriental Beech

Scientific name : Fagusorientalis

Family : Fagaceae

Native land : Caucasus Mountains in Georgia, Azerbai-jan, and Armenia, Eastern Europe and Asia Minor

It is an evergreen annual deciduous broad-leaved tree. It can grow up to 100 feet tall. It has a smooth pale grey bark and obovate leaves. The leaves are alternate, simple and whole. Fruit maturation occurs in October, 5-6 months after pollination. The oriental beech is a fine shade tree for parks, estates and large lawns. The wood from the beech trees is close-grained and hard, and valued for flooring, furniture and construction. Beech nuts are a major source of food for wildlife.

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