Chestnuts in Woodfin, NC

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Chestnuts in Woodfin, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:42 pm

These are almost certainly castanea sativa. I'll confirm when the leaves come out. I didn't get a picture of the catkins when they appeared last spring, alerting me to the trees' presence. These are the largest chestnut trees I've seen.

The “small”one 8’6” cbh ~40’ tall, ~60’ spread

The “big”one 9’4” cbh 49.6’ tall 73.5’ spread 180 points
9'4" cbh
9'4" cbh
49.6'h x 73.5' spread
49.6'h x 73.5' spread
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Re: Chestnuts in Woodfin, NC

Post by edfrank » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:15 pm

Castanea sativa is a species of deciduous tree with an edible seed. It is commonly called sweet chestnut and marron. Originally native to southeastern Europe and Asia Minor, it is now widely dispersed throughout Europe and in some localities in temperate Asia. The tree is hardy, long-lived and well known for its chestnuts, which are used as an ingredient in cooking.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castanea_sativa
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