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#3034992 - 11/15/12 03:59 PM Re: Beech trees [Re: Football Hunter]
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Yup, thin the canopy and the beeches take over, shading out new oak sprouts.

I wish there was a market for the wood. The problem is, once the trees get to sawable size, they are often hollow. But if you find a good tree, beech is beautiful wood. I made a gun-rack out of beech when I was a kid in woodshop.
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#3035079 - 11/15/12 04:57 PM Re: Beech trees [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Yup, thin the canopy and the beeches take over, shading out new oak sprouts.

I wish there was a market for the wood. The problem is, once the trees get to sawable size, they are often hollow. But if you find a good tree, beech is beautiful wood. I made a gun-rack out of beech when I was a kid in woodshop.


when I was in the sawmill business, budweiser would purchase all the beech we had in inventory for their beech wood aged beer, their process might have changed
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#3036937 - 11/16/12 07:35 PM Re: Beech trees [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
so,Im guessing when the timber company comes in to select cut the lease,the Beechs will really take off?Any use for them besides aging Budweiser?
Only thing I can sell them for is cross ties.
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#3042029 - 11/20/12 11:27 AM Re: Beech trees [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
so,Im guessing when the timber company comes in to select cut the lease,the Beechs will really take off?Any use for them besides aging Budweiser?



Furniture stock. And Anheuser Busch uses alot of Beech each year.
I was a supplier to AB for 10 yrs. Another interesting fact is that beech only grows East of the Mississippi.
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#3048114 - 11/25/12 12:55 PM Re: Beech trees [Re: beechnut]
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Wow,I checked out part of a farmI recently purchased and Beech trees are all along one side of it,the land was recently cut for timber afew years ago. Many saplings and many mature trees. So do I go in and cut a few hundred of them or just leave the area alone and let it be sanctuary??What I think is funny is my 50 acres connected to this place has basically no beech trees.I will say that the saplings make nice cover and youd think a deer would feel safe in there. I think I may go in a hinge cut a few dozen and just make the place a jungle bedding area.
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#3049140 - 11/26/12 06:48 AM Re: Beech trees [Re: diamond hunter]
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Young beech do make nice visual cover, but I have so many of them, I prefer to make better cover and have less beeches! Many of my best stands locations are limited in visual range because of the massive beech understory. Drives me nuts...
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#3049184 - 11/26/12 07:35 AM Re: Beech trees [Re: BSK]
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Im going to search out desirable trees and hinge cut all beech about 20 feet around them. About 20 acres of that should create good thickets, browse and bedding. All large beech are getting double girdled and possibly poisoned. It will look like a war zone but the deer will love it. Then Im going to cut out a trail that zig zags down to the road that leads to my central food plot.
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#3056513 - 11/30/12 09:10 AM Re: Beech trees [Re: diamond hunter]
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around here almost every scrspe is made under the beech nut tree
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#3056908 - 11/30/12 01:15 PM Re: Beech trees [Re: diamond hunter]
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Beech equals trash imo!
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#3056957 - 11/30/12 01:44 PM Re: Beech trees [Re: Winchester]
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Some of you guys may want to rethink things, afterall every tree can't be a White Oak...;)

The American Beech Tree is a shade tolerant deciduous tree that reaches 60' at maturity. The Beech tree nut is called a beechnut". The beech trees nut contains 20% protein and feeds numerous small and large game animals including turkeys, raccoons, foxes, pheasants and deer. Beechnuts are edible in small quantities for humans but consumption of over fifty nuts can cause mild sickness.The simple leaves of the Beech Shade Tree are toothed during the summer, and waxy leaves turn yellow in the fall and then brown, with many leaves remaining on the tree during the winter. The Beech Tree nut is full of protein and feed many kinds of wildlife, and the fall-colors of the leaves of the Beech Tree, during the Fall months, shine with a golden-yellow color, and can grow easily near water.
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