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The Beech Tree is widespread and common throughout most of Britain

DescriptionEdit

It is a tall deciduous tree that grows to around 40m (130ft). Beech trees have bright green, oval shaped leaves which are placed alternatly on the stem.

Beech trees produce a fruit every three to four years which grow inside a prickly case in groups of three from September to October.

UsesEdit

As Food:Edit

Beech LeavesEdit

The leaves can be used in salads, when fresh from the tree.

Beech NutsEdit

They can be eaten roasted cooked and raw and taste a little like young walnuts.