When was beech introduced to the UK?
The British native range of beech is currently limited to southern England and south-eastern Wales, whereas the natural range of beech in mainland Europe extends further northwards to Jutland (Denmark), Bergen (Norway) and also into southern Sweden. Beech was introduced northwards into Scotland prior to 1690.
Where is beech native to?
Historically, Beech trees were native in southern England and south Wales; elsewhere it was always originally planted, although it now grows wild throughout the country.