Day 1346

Chestnut tree

September 6th, 2015


  1. Laurie says:

    I love Chestnut trees! It would be fun to know whether this is an American or a Chinese Chestnut tree. American Chestnuts were mostly wiped out many years ago by a blight that kills the top of the tree. The roots are very hardy and will continue to sprout new limbs that can flower and produce nuts until it gets to a certain height, and then it, too, will get attacked by the blight and die off. Based on the health and density of the foliage of the tree in your photo, it is probably a Chinese Chestnut. Where is it?

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