American beech retains its very smooth, mouse-gray bark without peeling, no matter how large it grows. It is very particular about growing in moist, well-drained areas such as hollows and north-facing lower slopes. Because of its dense summer foliage, the area under the tree is usually free of any undergrowth except occasional beech sprouts. Often, it will retain its leaves (light tan after frost) most of the winter.
Twigs have a pronounced zigzag pattern with long, slender bud and leaf scar at each outside turning point of the pattern.
Leaves are oblong, sharp-tipped, 3 − 5” long with toothed edges and very prominent, straight veins that stand out along the bottom of the leaf.
Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday 2020.04.25 Supporting the TRWA
The Tuckaleechee Garden Club will be participating in the Blount County Garden Club Plant Sale April 25, 2020 at 8:00 am.
Proceeds from the plants and other items sold by the Tuckaleechee Garden Club goes 100% to the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum project. Stop by and purchase some plants, garden items and leave a little extra donation to help support the River Walk.
Your plant purchase helps continue the growth and maintenance of the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum. Some of the projects that are currently scheduled are: Fencing & Arbors for the Pollinator & Memorial Garden, Gravel for the Entries areas to the River Walk, Rack Cards to help promote the River Walk & Arboretum as well as many other smaller projects around the TRWA. The labor is free but it requires some additional funding to keep up with the purchasing of materials to properly maintain the River Walk & Arboretum. Your contributions by purchasing a plant or making a donation goes a long way to keeping the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum an East TN treasure.