Slow to Medium
Acidic, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained
Beechnuts are eaten by birds and mammals, serving as an important food for chipmunks and squirrels.
The European beech tree has an unmatched place in history. The beechnuts were food for prehistoric man and are still consumed today. The wood has been employed for centuries for both fire and furniture in Europe. Historians claim that the first written European literature was inscribed on Beech bark in Sanskrit. The English word 'book" comes from the Anglo-Saxon "boc", a derivative for the Anglo-Saxon "beece" or Beech.