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Stop 6 - The Beech Grove

This is Stop #6.

Nine distinct varieties of beech trees grow on the Campus of History. American Beech and European Beech can both be found near the Wheatland mansion. Where you stand in the Beech Grove, there are seven additional varieties: Copper, Columnar, Weeping, Oakleaf, Purple, Tricolor, and Fernleaf. Beeches are impressive, striking trees that showcase dramatic beauty throughout the seasons. Their parallel-veined leaf pattern, spiky seed capsules, and “elephant” like bark are stand out features to look for.

If you are using the pine needle path, keep going to reach the Dwarf Conifer Garden. If you are on the sidewalk, proceed to the entrance drive, turn right to the asphalt walkway and turn right again.

Explore LancasterHistory's Campus of History
  1. Stop 1 - Welcome to LancasterHistory!
  2. Stop 2 - The Front (North Façade) of Wheatland
  3. Stop 3 - The Back (South Façade) of Wheatland
  4. Stop 4 - The Outbuildings
  5. Stop 5 - The Tanger Arboretum
  6. Stop 6 - The Beech Grove
  7. Stop 7 - The Dwarf Conifer Garden