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How tall do beech trees grow?

Growth Rate
Beech trees grow extremely slowly. The U.S. Forest Service reports that seedlings planted in northern Pennsylvania took 10 years to get 2 feet high. Trees grown in the Great Lakes region required 20 years to grow 14 feet high, 40 years to grow 28 feet high and 80 years to reach 48 feet.

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Hereof, how big do beech trees grow?

Beech trees Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) can grow to a height of 25m (80ft) and spread of 15m (50ft), so check there is space. Often grown in a woodland, beech is also an impressive tree in a very large garden or avenue.

Also, how can you tell how old a beech tree is? Counting the Years Fortunately, it is possible to estimate a beech's age without being destructive if you measure the circumference of the tree in inches at chest height. Divide that number by 3.14 to get the diameter, then multiply it by 6. The answer is a rough approximation of the tree's age.

Similarly, you may ask, how long do beech trees live?

three hundred to four hundred years

Are beech trees strong?

Beech grows on a wide range of soil types, acidic or basic, provided they are not waterlogged; but prefers chalky soils and limestone. The beech tree is a sturdy and imposing tree with a short trunk and wide-spreading crown. It has a lifespan of 150 to 400 years, depending on the species.

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