National Natural Landmarks
Piedmont Beech Natural Area
Piedmont Beech Natural Area, located within William B. Umstead State Park, is one of the best examples of mixed mesophytic forest in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina. Portions of the site contain unusual examples of good, maturing stands of beech.
Location: Wake County, NC
Year designated: 1974
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