The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Visual character of beech trees

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The beech is quite handsome and graceful when young, and when large it forms one of the heaviest and grandest of beautiful park trees. From this massy quality, however, it is excellently adapted to mingle with other trees when a thick and impenetrable mass of foliage is desired: and, on account of its density, it is also well suited to shut out unsightly buildings, or other objects.