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    American Beech: The Engraved

    By Sheereen Othman | July 11, 2017

    Fagus grandifolia When early settlers would search for fertile land, they looked for American Beech trees, but these trees started disappearing as land was cleared to establish farming for food. The tree was also popular to make water wheels from because of the tree’s resistance to water decay. In hilly locations, passenger pigeons were commonly found perched on branches of the tree. It wasn’t uncommon for limbs to break offΒ because of the weight of so many pigeons. This beauty is…

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