Castanea dentata
American Chestnut
Was once native from southern Maine to Michigan, south to Alabama and Mississippi - United States

90 to 100 feet
Alternate, simple, oblong lance shaped in outline, with cuneate base and long-pointed tips, numerous coarse, sharp pointed serrations, lustrous dark green above, glabrous at maturity on both surfaces, 5 to 8” long, 1 3/4 to 2” wide.
Rich bronze autumn color
Chestnut blight has wiped out most of the American Chestnut trees in the United States except for rare clumps or individual specimens. At one time, there were large populations in forests and woodlots in the area of the U.S. east of the Mississippi River.



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