This beech tree was growing in my parents back yard even before the house was built 40 years ago. I have known this tree almost since birth and lived for many many years with it right outside my bedroom window. It has been home to squirrels, owls, and countless other birds. Several years ago my parents had some trees taken down in their backyard....but not this one. This one is SPECIAL. I took some pictures of it when I visited my parents on my birthday a week and a half ago.
One of my favorite things about beech trees (besides the spiky little triangular-prism nuts) is the way you can find faces on the trunks.