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  •  So sad to hear about F. sylvatica's decline (1+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest

    in the Eastern U.S.; remember the American Chestnut (same family)?  This was anotner highly valued species.  The European Beech flourished in the county where I was born and raised (Monmouth Co., New Jersey).  These majestic individuals, found mainly on estates, dated back to American Revolutionary War times.  There is a heart with my true love's name carved on one (or there was 35 years ago).

     

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      RiveroftheWest

      I, too, am distressed at the thought of ANY species being under threat.

      Yes, the American Chestnut IS a member of the Fagaceae family, as is the European Beech, although a different genus, Castanea as opposed to Fagus

      I hope your Monmouth County tree is still flourishing!

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Thu May 09, 2013 at 09:08:24 PM PDT

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