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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica

 

— Fort Greene Park Tree Trail —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2021
1. European Beech Marker
Inscription.  
Leaves: Simple, elliptical
Mature height: 60-160 feet
Bark: Very smooth, thin, gray

Did you know?
Look for shiny, dark green leaves with an elliptical shape, turning chartreuse, golden, or yellow-brown in the fall. Its nuts are a good food source for squirrels and a number of bird species. The European beech was brought to the Americas from the continent in the 1700s, where its wood was used to make writing tablets for a number of years.
 
Erected by Fort Greene Park Conservancy; New York City Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceNatural Resources.
 
Location. 40° 41.429′ N, 73° 58.435′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Washington Park just north of Dekalb Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 196 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
European Beech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2021
2. European Beech Marker
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of this marker. English Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastern White Pine (within shouting distance of this marker); Osage-orange (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (about 400 feet away); American Elm (about 600 feet away); Artillery Projectiles of the American Revolution (about 600 feet away); What is a redoubt anyway? (about 600 feet away); Artillery of the American Revolution (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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