Name: Beech
Scientific name: Fagus sylvatica
Irish Name: Feá
Provenance: Introduced
Family: Fagaceae
Leaf/Needle: Deciduous/Simple leaf
Height: 35 meters
Flowering: April/May
Pollination: Wind
Seed dispersal: Mammals, birds
Value to wildlife: Medium
Timber use: Furniture, flooring, divining
Mythology/Folklore: In some countries oak was thought to be king of the wood as beech was thought to be queen. Associated with femininity.