Part of beech  genus Fagus and beech / oak  family Fagaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe, and into 🇹🇷 Turkey.

A cultivar called copper beech  Fagus sylvatica 'atro­punicea' or 'purpurea', often used in landscaping, has leaves that are not ▲▲ toothed , but ♒︎ undulate , and leaf colors=purple, bronze or burgundy for the whole growing season [half our staff] or for first half of the growing season [the other half of our staff—we will ground-truth later this summer!].

Residents of eastern North America may wish to replace this tree with their native alternative American beech  Fagus grandifolia.

Learn more about European beech Fagus sylvatica

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