Fagus grandifolia, is a deciduous shade tree that has silver-gray bark and dark green leaves. It is native to Eastern North America. It bark remains smooth through its entire life, making the beech tree unique. The tree also produces edible beechnut fruits, as pictured, that are sweet and nutritious to both animals and humans. Beech tree root systems are complex and connect multiple trees together underground creating a grove. Wikipedia
You can help scientists understand how climate change is impacting this species by using the phenophase guide below to observe its lifecycle in Nature's Notebook.