Chestnut Tree Identification

Some may be surprised to learn that the Horse Chestnut is not really a chestnut. They are actually a member of a completely different family, Hippocastanaceae, which contains horse chestnuts and buckeyes.

By browsing the following sites, one will also find that there are at least five different species of chestnuts that can be found in the eastern United States, but there are several other species and subspecies that can be found worldwide.

Web sites on Chestnut Identification

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A series of PDFs put together by long-time PA-TACF member and PA Chapter identification expert, Dave Armstrong.