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Menomonee Tribal Enterprises Neopit, Wisconsin
(715) 756-2311

American Beech

The Forest Keepers

Committed to excellence in the sustainable management of our forest, and the manufacturing of our lumber and forest products providing a consistently superior product while serving the needs of our forest, employees, wood products customers, tribal community, and future generations.

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Beech Wood Lumber for Sale

Wisconsin’s #1 Sustainable Lumber Supplier

Menominee Tribal Enterprises (MTE) offers bulk and specialty Beech lumber products with delivery across the United States. We take pride in being a sustainably sourced Beech lumber supplier and offer wholesale pricing on all of our lumber products. Contact us today for all your Beech wood lumber purchases.

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Why Choose MTE Wood for Beech Wood?

We impose strict quality control measures to guarantee consistent standards across our product line. Our experienced staff possesses extensive knowledge about the properties and applications of Beech Wood, providing valuable insights to our customers. MTE is committed to environmentally responsible forestry practices, making us the ideal choice for Beech Wood in Wisconsin.

Beech Wood Lumber Characteristics

The American beech tree boasts smooth, silvery bark and can reach towering heights over 100 feet tall. It features a characteristically dense system of fibrous surface roots, and its wood has a straight, fine grain. Beech wood is remarkably durable yet steam bends with ease, making it an excellent choice for furniture components like chair backs. It takes well to finishes and glues, further enhancing its appeal for woodworking projects.

Unfortunately, beech bark disease is currently invading the Menominee Forest in Wisconsin. As the disease incidence becomes more severe soon, higher harvest volumes of American beech are expected. This invasive pest-pathogen complex poses a significant threat to the state's beech population.

With a Janka hardness rating of 1,300 lbs, similar to white ash or red oak, American beech wood is a dense and durable material. It offers good workability and is commonly utilized for inexpensive furniture, flooring, lumber, veneer, and various other applications. Beech is often considered a cost-effective alternative to hard maple woods.

Quick Facts on Beech Wood

  • Common Names: American beech, European beech
  • Origin: Eastern United States (American beech), Europe (European beech)
  • Color: Pale cream, sometimes with a pink or brown hue
  • Average Weight: 45 lbs/ft3 (720 kg/m3) when dried
  • General Characteristics: Beech wood is a dense hardwood with a Janka hardness of 1,300 lbf and a straight, fine to medium grain texture. While non-durable against rot and insects, it machines well, takes finishes easily, and excels at steam bending - making it a versatile and workable material despite its lack of natural decay resistance.

Common Uses Cases for Beech Wood

  • Furniture
  • Flooring
  • Woodworking tools and workbenches
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Turned objects and toys
  • Musical instruments
  • Plywood and veneers
  • Construction lumber and timber
  • Sports equipment
  • Crates, pallets, and railroad ties
  • Firewood

The Declining Beech Wood Population in Wisconsin

The American beech population in Wisconsin has experienced a concerning decline due to beech bark disease, an insect-fungus complex that has spread throughout the state's forests since the 1980s. According to the DNR, the growing stock volume of American beech has decreased by over 25% since 1983, and the number of beech trees of sawtimber size has plummeted by nearly 40% since 2004. Additionally, deer browsing has severely limited the regeneration of beech seedlings and saplings. Without intervention, Wisconsin is at risk of losing this important tree species from its forests entirely in the coming decades.

Sustainable forest management efforts like those by the Menominee Tribe and MTE Wood have helped keep the local beech population alive in Wisconsin, due to careful management. Please contact us to place your beech wood order.

Supplying Beech Wood for Businesses Across Wisconsin

MTE proudly supplies Beech Wood lumber to businesses in cities throughout Wisconsin, including Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Waupaca and Wausau. Whether you're a manufacturer, contractor or woodworker, we have the high-quality Beech Wood products you need, delivered promptly to your location.

Contact MTE to order the sustainably harvested wood sourced from Wisconsin's forests. Or visit our full selection of lumber products.
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Menominee Tribal Enterprises is an internationally recognized sustainable wood supplier for wood brokers & exporters, lumber yards, basketball courts, furniture and cabinetry makers, hard and softwood pallet manufacturers, construction, interior design and more. We provide chemical-free FSC and LEED certified wood to a variety of industries, serving clients throughout Wisconsin in Madison, Oshkosh, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Appleton, Green Bay, Waupaca, Sheboygan and Wausau.

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