Fagus sylvatica

European Beech

 

Corner of Elmwood Terrace and Glen Moore Circle, Lancaster PA

 

Pat Lemay

 

This beautiful tree dominates the intersection of Glen Moore and Elmwood through its great size and color.

 

This amazing species has such a high cellulose content that it can be spun into"modal fabric."  In particular, beechwood is pulped into liquid form and then forced through tiny holes to make fibers that are stronger than rayon, softer than cotton, and resist shrinking when wet.