Beech trees are hardwood deciduous plants with broad leaves. They can be used in the landscape as shade trees and are native to temperate Europe, Asia, and North America. The wood can also be used as lumber or as firewood. As long as the soil drains properly, beech trees can grow in many different conditions.
Beech is especially favoured as fuel wood because of its high density and good burning qualities. Beech wood is also used to make flooring, furniture, and veneer plywood. Coal tar made from beech wood is used to protect wood from rotting.