#088 American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

This grove at Ribbonwalk is comprised of 75 original Beech trees, some of which have a diameter of more than 35 inches! They are estimated to be 150-200 years old. To see them, take the Hoyt Hinson Trail and turn right onto the Beech Walk Trail. You should run into the grove quickly; it is marked with a sign.

Statistics (1996)

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  • Height (Ft.): N/A
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): N/A
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More Information

  • Nominated By: Pat Rodgers
  • Year Added: 1996
  • Owned By: Mecklenburg County
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Nevin
  • Property Type: Public Park
  • Nearest Address: 4601 Nevin Rd
  • Ecological Value: American Beech trees have distinctive smooth gray bark and make great shade trees. They are known for bright yellow fall foliage with leaves that hang on into winter.
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