#033 American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

During Hurricane Hugo in 1989, this tree lost a third of its crown but recovered afterwards. It was cut down in the fall of 2018. The American Beech tree is a versatile tree that is very slow growing but stately in its shape.

Statistics (1992)

  • Circumference (In.): 190"
  • Height (Ft.): 66'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 85'
  • Total Points: 277

More Information

  • Nominated By: Mrs. Henry T. White
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Dorsey White
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Coulwood
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: An American Beech of this size provided incredible benefits to the property where it was located; it was so large that our calculator doesn’t evaluate trees of this size. When measured, it had a diameter of 67 inches and our calculator’s range only goes up to 45 inches. An American Beech with a 45-inch diameter provides over $400 in benefits annually, so you can only imagine how much this tree would have provided.