American Chestnut (Castanea Dentata) is a tree in the Beech Family (Fagaceae). It’s native to eastern North America, blooms Jun-Jul and grows 40-100 ft. In Western North America it’s found as an ornamental tree in house gardens near forests; likes moist to dry soils and partial shade to full sun exposure.
American Chestnut is an endangered species in eastern North America due to Chestnut blight. Old American Chestnut trees and many seedlings can be found along the Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge.
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