Kevin Blackston
PO Box 217
Floresville TX 78114-0217
United States of America

Beech Forest


In ancient times, beech forests may have covered as much as 40% of Europe.1 Little of that original growth remains today, but small pockets of virtually untouched beech forests remain in Slovakia, Ukraine, and Germany, which issued the stamp illustrated here.2

55-cent German postage stamp picturing a beech forest
Beech Forest



  1. Ancient Beech Forests. Germany: the Travel Destination. Accessed 8 May 2012.
  2. Beech Forests in Germany. Weltnaturerbe Buchenwälder. Accessed 8 May 2012.

Published 2018-06-18