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American chestnut

Definition of the noun american chestnut

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  1. large tree found from Maine to Alabama


"American chestnut" is a book by Susan Freinkel.

  • also known as "American chestnut: the life, death, and rebirth of a perfect tree"

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Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

Sometimes the suckers become large enough to bear nuts arousing hope that eventually the American Chestnut may acquire resistance to the blight. The U.S. Forest Service, the state forestry departments and others, notably Dr. Richard A.

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

The large American chestnut at one time was a major tree ranging from the Allegheny Mountains and New Hampshire south to Georgia. In addition to the aforementioned Leaves and fruit of the Allegheny Chinkapin (Castanea pumila), mainly ...

Google previewTaylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (2003)

by Frances Tenenbaum

Meanwhile, American chestnut can be grown outside its native range (west of the Mississippi) with little fear of blight. And easterners can grow young trees for many years as tall shrubs, cutting back blighted trunks and allowing suckers to grow ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

The American chestnut was a spectacular forest tree reaching a height of 100 feet and a trunk diameter of 4 to 5 feet. Early records indicate that Native Americans gathered chestnuts for food, favoring the sweet, easily shelled chestnuts over ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)

by U S Dept of Agriculture

oak Quercus lobata Chestnut American chestnut Castanea dentata Chestnut oak Quercus prinus Cottonwood Balsam poplar Populus balsamifera Chinkapin oak Quercus muehlenbergii Eastern cottonwood Populus deltoides Emory oak ...

Google previewThe American Farmer's Encyclopedia (1858)

Embracing All the Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry, and the Use of Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Manures, with Descriptions and Figures of American Insects, Injurious to Vegetation. Being a Complete Guide for the Cultivation of Every Variety of Garden and Field Crops. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings of Grasses, Grains, Animals, Implements, Insects, Etc by Cuthbert William Johnson, Gouverneur Emerson

The American chestnut difl'ers very little from that of Europe. The fruit is smaller, but equally good. Its growth is very rapid. The bark for tanning is superior to oak. The chestnut is raised from the seeds, planted in autumn; the second year, they ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1864)

The American chestnut has sometimes been distinguished from the European as a distinct species, but upon insufficient grounds. It has, however, smaller and sweeter nuts. It is found in rocky or hilly woods from Maine to Michigan and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

American Chestnut Oak Prinus var. acuminata. Yellow Chestnut Oak Prinus var. humilis. Chinquapin Oak, Dwarf Chestnut Oak Prinus var. monticola. Rock Chestnut Oak Pseudo-coccifera. Abram's Oak of Mamre pubescens. Durmast Oak ...

Google previewThe Farmer's and Planter's Encyclopaedia of Rural Affairs (1851)

Embracing All the Most Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry

The American chestnut differs very little from that of Europe. The fruit is smaller, but equally good. Its growth is very rapid. The bark for tanning is superior to oak. The chestnut is raised from the seeds, planted in autumn ; the second year, they ...

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