In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Beech Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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How to Draw a Beech Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start off by drawing the roots. Draw to small lines that are slanted and spaced out a little bit from each other. Continue doing this but make the lines touch at the top.
Step 2: Now, draw the trunk. On either side of the top of your roots, draw a long slightly wavy line going up that curves just a little at the end.
Step 3: Next, draw the branches of the tree. From the top of your trunk on the left, draw a small slanted line. A little spaced out; draw another slanted line that mirrors the one you just drew. Do the same on the right side of your trunk. From your inside lines, draw a line going straight up from both lines. Then draw a long “V” in the middle.
Step 4: Then, draw the twigs. Coming out of the top of your branches and all along the side, draw a few medium sized line with some small lines coming off of them.
Step 5: Finish up by drawing the leaves. In a circular shape around your branches, draw small humps.
Interesting Facts about Beech Trees
Beech Trees grow well over 50 feet tall. They form beautiful canopies that make them ideal for public areas like parks. The leaves of a Beech Tree are tear drop shaped and end in a sharp point. They reach 3 to 5 inches long and turn a golden yellow in autumn. The tree produces nuts that grow in a pointed seed pod. Beech Trees are found in Europe, Asia, and North America it’s wide spread is credited to people bring it along with them as they left for the new world. Scholars believe the tree made its way through Europe because of Roman Empire expansion.
Did you know?
- Beech wood is used to make smoked beer in Germany.
- Beech nuts are roasted and brewed like coffee.
- Beech leaves and nuts are both used to make dyes.
- Breech is a popular wood used to make drums.
- Before modern paper, many European countries used slices of beech wood.
Lesson Plan Note: The range of the Beech Tree makes it a great companion study to the expansion of the Roman Empire. Many species of plant and animal we know of in our home areas are a result of migration. The Romans weren’t the only ones to bring things with them. Look into the local history of your area and see what plants, customs, and even animals have been brought in from other places.