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Chinese Chestnut

Castanea mollissima

Northern China, Korea. Leaves alternate, simple, 3 to 8 inches long. Prickly husks surround 2 to 3 flattened nuts. Used as a replacement for the American Chestnut which was essentially destroyed by chestnut blight, a fungus disease. Mature height 40 to 60 feet.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.124 W94 53.131

Trail Number: C36

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Summer '08 - Chinese Chestnut