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15 Facts About Beech
Beech wood makes excellent firewood, easily split and burning for many hours with bright but calm flames.
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Beech logs are burned to dry the malt used in some German smoked beers.
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Beech is used to smoke Westphalian ham, andouille sausage, and some cheeses.
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Beech is not native to Ireland; however, it was widely planted from the 18th century, and can become a problem shading out the native woodland understory.
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Beech grows on a wide range of soil types, acidic or basic, provided they are not waterlogged.
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Beech blight aphid is a common pest of American beech trees.
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Beech bark disease is a fungal infection that attacks the American beech through damage caused by scale insects.
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Beech leaf disease is a disease spread by the newly discovered nematode, Litylenchus crenatae mccannii.
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Beech wood is an excellent firewood, easily split and burning for many hours with bright but calm flames.
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Beech logs are burned to dry the malt used in German smoked beers.
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Beech is used to smoke Westphalian ham, traditional andouille from Normandy, and some cheeses.
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Beech wood is used for the stocks of military rifles when traditionally preferred woods such as walnut are scarce or unavailable or as a lower-cost alternative.
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Beech litter raking as a replacement for straw in animal husbandry was an old non-timber practice in forest management that once occurred in parts of Switzerland in the 17th century.
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Beech has been listed as one of the 38 plants whose flowers are used to prepare Bach flower remedies.
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