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  • Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) though not native to Ireland, its range extends from England to Turkey.

  • It is shade tolerant, will grow at close spacing and casts dense shade in summer. 

  • Little apart from fungi will grow under it. However, its fruit (mast) feeds many woodland creatures

  • It frequently reaches 35m

  • Its wood is especially attractive for domestic uses and furniture.

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