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American Chestnut

An American chestnut The leaves of an American chestnut The fruit of an American chestnut
An American chestnut
G. Lumis
The leaves of an American chestnut
G. Lumis
The fruit of an American chestnut
G. Lumis

Scientific Name: Castanea dentata

Height: 100 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 

Comments
The American chestnut was once one of the most valuable and widespread of the American hardwoods.  Unfortunately, an introduced fungal disease, chestnut blight, has virtually destroyed the species.  There are few uninfected trees remaining.

Text courtesy Michigan State University Extension