Bryant RedHawk wrote:I agree with Travis that it is a species of Beech but it isn't American beech. American Beech has smooth leaf edges and smooth, light bark.
American Beech doesn't grow in the western states it is confined (growing naturally) to the eastern states, Texas and northern New Mexico are as far west as it has been found.
David Livingston wrote:I wonder if Beech was so good for flutes why in Europe Box was the tree used ( and box has all sorts of issues )
Looks like Beech to me too notice that nothing is growing underneath .