Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Champion Beech Tree
The American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is the only native North American species of beech. A slow growing hardwood, beaches may live 300-400 years and attain heights of 70-120 feet. Beech trees are typically found in the hardwood forests of eastern United States.
Cape Girardeau is located at the edge of beech tree's growth range, where the beech-maple forest of Illinois-Indiana give way to the oak-hickory forests of Missouri.
Erected by Southeast Missouri State University.
Location. 37° 17.833′ N, 89° 31.203′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on Morgan Oak Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in a park on Southeast University Missouri - River Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Cape Girardeau and the Railroad (about Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company (about 500 feet away); St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University (about 500 feet away); Cape Girardeau River Crossings (about 500 feet away); Cape La Croix Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Don Louis Lorimier / El Camino Real (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old St. Vincent's Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
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