The American Chestnut is a legend – before the late 1800s nearly 4 billion of these trees stood in the Eastern U.S. The wood was rot resistant and ideal for construction, and it also fed millions of wild life and people for centuries. This was before a blight eradicated nearly every American Chestnut tree within 40 years. The new American hybrid is virtually disease resistant and still brings the majestic feel of an old American Chestnut. This tree will begin producing nuts within 8 years and is perfect for drawing in wildlife. Because it’s a fast grower it works great as a shade tree and it’s natural beauty make it a wonderful specimen planting as well.
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