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An individual instance of Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
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This large, shaggy tree lies between the Divinity School and the sidewalk that crosses the open area to 21st Ave. S.

Beech is one of the more distinctive trees in this area.  Large trees have unusually smooth bark without the lumps seen on the previous species.  The leaves have very regular, parallel veins that extend all the way to a tooth at the margin.  In fall and winter, the spear-shaped buds are unmistakable and the fruits look like no other.

Beeches are fairly common in this area.  They often rot out in the center, making hollow trees common.

This tree is described on p. 27 of The Trees of Vanderbilt.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-194.

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Fagus grandifolia


sec. Vanderbilt 1994

common name: American beech
family: Fagaceae
Identified 1994 by Robert Kral


east of the Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14636°, -86.80027°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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Vanderbilt University, 1994. The Trees of Vanderbilt: Seven Walks Through the Vanderbilt University Arboretum. Office of Publications and Design, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US.

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