|An American chestnut
|The leaves of an American chestnut
|The fruit of an American chestnut
Scientific Name: Castanea dentata
Height: 100 ft
Type: deciduous tree
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