Somewhere over the rainbow—specifically atop beech Mountain in western North Carolina—a yellow brick road leads straight to Oz.
I have known them to nest on hemlock mast alone in Pennsylvania, and in Michigan on the pine mast after the beech mast was gone.
No tree has so fair a bole and so handsome an instep as the beech.
For three years we made whisky in a cave on the bank of the beech Fork, about six miles from here.
It is found on oak and beech branches, frequently in large groups.
Most lovely was the drive for miles through Ashburnham beech and pine woods and by its old timber-yard.
This plant is found in open woods where there are beech trees.
The gates, especially the one of the beech avenue, had always been such friends of hers, she knew and loved each crack.
I have always found it on beech logs, from September to October.
He preferred the beech woods to the cultivated fields, the trap line or woodsman's ax to the plow.
Old English bece "beech," from Proto-Germanic *bokjon (cf. Old Norse bok, Dutch beuk, Flemish boek, Old High German buohha, German Buche, Middle Dutch boeke "beech"), from PIE root *bhagos "beech tree" (cf. Greek phegos "oak," Latin fagus "beech," Russian buzina "elder"), perhaps with a ground sense of "edible" (and connected with the root of Greek phagein "to eat;" see -phagous). Beech mast was an ancient food source for agricultural animals across a wide stretch of Europe. Formerly with adjectival form beechen. Also see book.