Teeth on edge of leaf few and large

Bark gray and smooth. Leaf-stem long and hairy. Small brown marks (lenticels) on branches. Buds long and sharp (cigar shaped). -- American Beech Bark is brown, Leaf-stem very short and there are lenticels on the branches. -- American Chestnut

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