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The American chestnut is a large, monoecious deciduous tree of the beech family native to eastern North America. Before the species was devastated by the chestnut blight, a fungal disease, it was one of the most important forest trees throughout its range, and was considered the finest chestnut tree in the world. It is estimated that between 3 and 4 billion American chestnut trees were destroyed in the first half of the 20th century by blight after its initial discovery in 1904. Very few mature.. more

Similar species: Fagales
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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Uploaded Sep 1, 2017. Captured Jul 3, 2017 15:32 in 23645 SW Elderberry Ln, West Linn, OR 97068, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/13.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 271mm