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Fagus sylvatica

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European Beech 

FAMILY: FAGACEAE

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech

About European Beech at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to Europe.

  • Can reach over 100’ in height and spread.

  • Leaves vary in color: species is green, but cultivars can be purplish or coppery. Shape can vary with wavy margins or a deeply cut-leaf.

  • Flowers are inconspicuous; nuts small but edible.

  • Fall color is unexceptional.

  • Common in Portland, especially copper and purple varieties.

  • #54 was planted in the 1890s; #16 planted in 1892; #155 was planted about 1916 at the John Linden Bowman home.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
7

10115 NE Thompson St

Right of Way (Unimproved)

65' Height

72' Spread

20.8' Circ.

This tree is at the end of the street.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
193

4343 SE Madison St

Private, Rear Yard

70' Height

90' Spread

19.4' Circ.

This tree is only particially visible from the street.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
208

5925 SE Madison St

Private, Front Yard

130' Height

54' Spread

10.9' Circ.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
126

2417 SW 16th Ave

Private, Side Yard

55' Height

70' Spread

10.6' Circ.

This tree is a variety of European Beech known as a Weeping Beech, Fagus sylvatica f. pendula. The tree is fully visible from the Elm St side of the lot.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
16

1579 SE Nehalem St

Private, Front Yard

80' Height

97' Spread

17.3' Circ.

This tree is a variety of European Beech known as a Copper Beech, Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea and was planted in 1892.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
54

1875 SW Park Ave

PSU Campus

65' Height

72' Spread

20.8' Circ.

This tree is variety of European Beech known as a Copper Beech, Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea. This tree is at the main entrance to PSU's Millar Library and was planted in 1890s.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
63

2401 SE 26th Ave

Private, Side Yard

80' Height

45' Spread

11.2' Circ.

This tree is a variety of European Beech known as a Copper Beech, fagus sylvatica f. purpurea. This tree is only partially visible from the street.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
107

2425 NE Alameda St

Private, Front Yard

70' Height

96' Spread

13.7' Circ.

This tree is a variety of European Beech known as a Copper Beech, Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
155

1719 NE Knott St

Private, Front Yard

80' Height

84' Spread

20.9' Circ.

This tree is a variety of European Beech known as a Copper Beech, Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea and was planted about 1916 at the John Linden Bowman home.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
173

2909 SW 2nd Ave

Portland Parks & Recreation

78' Height

74' Spread

12.6' Circ.

This tree is a variety of European Beech known as a Copper Beech, Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea. This tree is at the corner of SW 2nd Ave and SW Hooker St, at the Carnegie Annex in Lair Hill Park.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
312

4073 N Gantenbein Ave

Private, Front Yard

85' Height

120' Spread

16.3' Circ.

This tree is a variety of European Beech known as a Copper Beech, Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
316

1357 SW Spring Garden St

Private

95' Height

90' Spread

13.76' Circ.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
346

3839 SE Woodward St

Private

99' Height

60' Spread

13.3' Circ.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
347

7110 SE 29th Ave

Private

95' Height

13.1' Circ.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
357

3832 NE 23rd Ave

Private, Rear Yard

103' Height

70' Spread

12.5' Circ.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
372

3310 NE 36th Ave 

Private 

71.4' Height 

86' Spread

123' Circ

45.4' DBH

European beech, fagus sylvatica
373

810 SE 86th Ave

Right-of-way

84' Height 

64' Spread

13.5' Circ

50.3' DBH

European beech, fagus sylvatica