What Causes Beech Trees To Sprout Up?

Q: Ten years ago I began noticing little beech trees had sprouted up
everywhere throughout the woods. What causes the sprouting of the beech

A: Much of the explanation has to do with available light. Beech seedlings
grow slowly in the shade but they really respond to increased light.

Small beech trees come from either root sprouts or seed sprouts. Beneath a beech
tree and a little further out you see root sprouts.

If you see a young tree with
no mother tree nearby, they came from seeds scattered about by animals.

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