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09-15-2006, 12:20 PM
I reasonably certain that this is a birch. I just don't know which.

Can someone tell me?

09-15-2006, 12:41 PM
That is a American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
I have many of them at my place. They grow slow to medium and there bark is unique because unlike most trees, beeches retain smooth bark in age and they are a very handsome shade tree. They bear beechnuts when they are older, which are consumed in quantities by wildlife, especially squirrels, raccoons, bears, other mammals, and game birds.

A forest of them in Fall:
More info:

09-15-2006, 10:57 PM
Thank you so much for the quick response and expertise!

I think I have several more of these in much larger mature form down close to the lake edge. The bark seems to be pretty distinctive. This particular tree in the photos is small - about 3 or 4 inches d.b.h.