Don McCombs wrote:David,
Chestnut oak, yes. But American Chestnut, no. There hasn't been any sawable chestnut around here since about the 50's, and that was only standing dead trees. The chestnut blight killed everything in the early 1900's. There are still American Chestnut growing here from old rootstock, but they only get to about 3-4 inches, then the disease gets them. Not big enough for sawable timber or nuts. I'm thinking that what Clint has may be Chinese Chestnut.
Might be horse chestnut we have them around and they have really big spikey nuts that aren't edible.
If they were American Chestnut that's a tragedy if they were cut down as they would be the ones the Chestnut Foundation is looking for to rebreed with .