Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia): Images

Date Location Notes Images
July 3, 2009 Southeastern New Hampshire Large leaves with coarse toothing and parallel veins. Smooth gray bark. A little bit like smaller Elm leaves, but Elms do not have smooth bark. These trees were one of the most common trees on the Pitch Pine Trail and Salt Lick Trail at Bear Brook State Park, NH. The nut (seed) from the American Beech is produced in September or October.
August 9, 2009 Southeastern, New Hampshire American Beech pictures taken with my new iPhone 3GS camera. No beech nuts yet.