Also called North American beech.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA Midwest, East and South.  Leaves may be bronze-color in autumn.  Found in climax forests, with birch and maple.  Famous for people carving their initials in this "initial tree".  Beech nuts are high in protein and fat, and are important food for 🐦︎ birds, deer, bear, fox, squirrel, chipmunk, mice and feral hogs.  Beech leaves and twigs provide food for white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus late in the season, when there is very little else available.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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