Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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Majestic American Beech Tree
You can find the majestic American beech tree all over the United States. It is a tall tree that can reach up to 100 feet in height, and its bark is smooth and gray. The leaves are broad and elliptical, and the branches are long and slender. The flowers are small and inconspicuous, but the fruit is distinctive - a small, hard nut surrounded by a soft husk. American beech trees are an essential part of our ecosystem, providing habitat for many different kinds of animals. In the fall, the leaves of the American beech tree turn a beautiful golden color before they eventually fall off.
What is the history of the tree? How did it get its name?
The American beech tree is a member of the Fagaceae family, including oak trees and chestnuts. The scientific name for the American beech tree is Fagus grandifolia. It is native to North America, and its range extends from Maine to Georgia and westward to Tennessee and Ohio. The American beech tree was named by early European settlers who were reminded of the beech trees back in their homeland.
Did you know that the wood of the American beech tree is tough and dense? It's so strong that it's often used in making furniture and flooring! The wood is also resistant to rot, making it a good choice for outdoor projects like decks and fences.
The attributes of the tree- its height, bark, leaves, and branches- and its function in providing homes for other creatures are all things that we can learn from. Just as the beech tree stands tall and robust, weathering storms and changes in seasons, so too can we face whatever challenges come our way. Let the American beech tree remind us of the strength and resilience within each of us.
How to grow the tree well?
The best way to plant an American beech tree is from a seedling at least two years old. When planting, make sure to choose a spot that has well-drained soil and full sun. Beech trees are not very tolerant of shade or drought, so make sure to give them the best conditions possible for growth.
These beautiful trees are aesthetically pleasing, but they also benefit the environment. Make sure to take care of your tree by watering it during dry periods and mulching the base in the spring. With a little TLC, your American beech tree will continue to thrive for many years to come!