The beech tree is a staple of many Canadian yards, parks and streets due to its attractive appearance of light gray smooth bark and brilliant fall foliage color. The branches of mature beech trees can grow downward, touching the ground to create an amazing sight of foliage from ground to sky. Some varieties have attractive purple leaves, and some have weeping forms that fit nicely in a garden or small space yard. These qualities make it an excellent natural tree to add to any residential or public space. Beech trees can be damaged or killed by pests and diseases like the Beech Bark Disease. Making sure to have your beech tree regularly pruned and sprayed helps keep these issues at bay.