The American Beech Tree is a shade tolerant deciduous tree that reaches 60' at maturity. The Beech tree nut is called a beechnut". The beech trees nut contains 20% protein and feeds numerous small and large game animals including turkeys, raccoons, foxes, pheasants and deer. Beechnuts are edible in small quantities for humans but consumption of over fifty nuts can cause mild sickness.The simple leaves of the Beech Shade Tree are toothed during the summer, and waxy leaves turn yellow in the fall and then brown, with many leaves remaining on the tree during the winter. The Beech Tree nut is full of protein and feed many kinds of wildlife, and the fall-colors of the leaves of the Beech Tree, during the Fall months, shine with a golden-yellow color, and can grow easily near water.