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#3353241 - 09/09/13 07:06 PM found one!
TNlandowner
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We found this tree while marking timber for harvest today. I believe this is an American Chestnut.

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#3353716 - 09/10/13 08:11 AM Re: found one! [Re: TNlandowner]
Bayou Buck
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Cool!
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#3353842 - 09/10/13 09:59 AM Re: found one! [Re: Bayou Buck]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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Did it have the blight? Any scaring? Can you get a close-up of the bark, leaves, and the bur? If it is an American that is a great find.

Edited by 8 POINTS OR BETTER (09/10/13 09:59 AM)
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#3354266 - 09/10/13 05:39 PM Re: found one! [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
TNlandowner
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 Originally Posted By: 8 POINTS OR BETTER
Did it have the blight? Any scaring? Can you get a close-up of the bark, leaves, and the bur? If it is an American that is a great find.


No signs of blight or scaring. There are weaker limbs due to over story trees taking away sun light. We are going back to the tree this Thursday morning. I'll get a few more pictures. Here's a pic of one of the seed pods. A few folks suggested a Allegeny Chinkapin tree. Either way, I'm tickled with the find.

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#3354276 - 09/10/13 05:48 PM Re: found one! [Re: TNlandowner]
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Thats not a chinquapin seed.... Its a chestnut.... That leaf is still throwing me off.....humm..... can you take a close up of a leaf?
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#3354470 - 09/10/13 08:11 PM Re: found one! [Re: TS_13]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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It doesn't look like a chinkpin. Did the pod just have one seed in it?
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#3354497 - 09/10/13 08:21 PM Re: found one! [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
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That's really a great find! congrats!
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#3354531 - 09/10/13 08:35 PM Re: found one! [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
TS_13
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It looks to have 2 seeds doesnt it.... The leaf doesnt look right.

 Originally Posted By: 8 POINTS OR BETTER
It doesn't look like a chinkpin. Did the pod just have one seed in it?

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#3354682 - 09/10/13 10:04 PM Re: found one! [Re: TS_13]
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awesome!
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#3354807 - 09/11/13 04:44 AM Re: found one! [Re: drrxnupe]
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Very interesting. I wonder if it is American. I have several on one of my properties, they get to about 20 feet, produce a few nuts, catch blight, die back to stump, and repeat the process all over again.
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#3356190 - 09/11/13 09:32 PM Re: found one! [Re: smstone22]
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Sorry for the slow response. I'm headed back to the farm tomorrow. I'll get a few more pictures.

The seed pods have one nut, about 3/4" in size. The leaves are 6 - 8 inches long.
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#3356754 - 09/12/13 11:51 AM Re: found one! [Re: TNlandowner]
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Would be nice to do some trimming and cutting to give that tree some more sun and let it grow,if you can.I sure would.
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#3357523 - 09/12/13 10:09 PM Re: found one! [Re: Football Hunter]
Bigg'un4214
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Over the years I have saw several American Chestnut trees scattered through Middle and East Tn. Some were 12-14 inches in diameter. Found several good size trees in the GSMNP a few years ago. I found a small one during a botnany class and the grad assistant told me I was crazy. The leaf mysteriously disappeared between classes.
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#3357749 - 09/13/13 08:04 AM Re: found one! [Re: Bigg'un4214]
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We are planning to cut some of the tall pines to bring in more light. Fortunately, we found the mate to the tree. Both seem to be doing well even while growing in limited sunlight. Here are a few pics showing the bark, leaves, and nuts.

I wonder when the trees will start dropping the nuts?



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#3357810 - 09/13/13 09:00 AM Re: found one! [Re: TNlandowner]
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Too cool man....
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#3357904 - 09/13/13 10:11 AM Re: found one! [Re: TS_13]
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That is a great find! Cool.
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#3357911 - 09/13/13 10:16 AM Re: found one! [Re: Jarred525]
smstone22
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Check this out

http://www.acf.org/find_a_tree.php
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#3358007 - 09/13/13 11:22 AM Re: found one! [Re: smstone22]
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Very cool!
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#3358017 - 09/13/13 11:31 AM Re: found one! [Re: Winchester]
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Wish I had a hillside of them!
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#3358306 - 09/13/13 03:47 PM Re: found one! [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I wouldn't cut too much from around it. The fact that it had cover may have been protecting it.
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#3358548 - 09/13/13 08:14 PM Re: found one! [Re: drrxnupe]
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I looks like they have been pruned. How long have you owned the property.
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#3358832 - 09/14/13 07:14 AM Re: found one! [Re: smstone22]
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22



Thank you, we will send a sample and photos in for identification.
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#3358834 - 09/14/13 07:20 AM Re: found one! [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
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 Originally Posted By: 8 POINTS OR BETTER
I looks like they have been pruned. How long have you owned the property.


Yes, the lower limbs have been pruned from these trees.

Sorry for the confusion, this property belongs to a client, who has owned the property over 30 years. After speaking with the property owner, we think her deceased husband may have planted these trees as a project in the 1990's.

The trees are growing in an area designated for clear cutting. Thankfully, we found them and established a "no-entry" area for the loggers. The land owner agreed to allow us access to the nuts as they mature.
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Never be afraid to lead for the right cause.

"Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

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#3360646 - 09/15/13 09:06 PM Re: found one! [Re: TNlandowner]
primos32
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Great find!!!
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#3361579 - 09/16/13 04:08 PM Re: found one! [Re: primos32]
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Label me Jealous. \:\) What a great find. With the deceased husband of land-owner planting them, I would assume they are some sort of geneticly altered chestnut.

Wouldn't it be nice to have him here to answer some questions. Don't you know he would be excited to know a group of hunters are excited about discovering his prize.

Thanks for sharing.
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#3366522 - 09/19/13 08:12 PM Re: found one! [Re: plinker22]
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 Originally Posted By: plinker22
Label me Jealous. \:\) What a great find. With the deceased husband of land-owner planting them. Wouldn't it be nice to have him here to answer some questions. Don't you know he would be excited to know a group of hunters are excited about discovering his prize. Thanks for sharing.




Yes indeed; his wife is absolutely thrilled by our excitement. We were very fortunate to find these trees. The area doesn't have many valuable timber trees, mainly pulp trees. Thankfully, we inspected the area before simply marking the boundaries!

We have had various opinions on the actual identification, so we are sending a sample in to the ACF for help.
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#3369013 - 09/21/13 05:50 PM Re: found one! [Re: TNlandowner]
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My chestnut trees just started in the last few days!!!
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#3374820 - 09/26/13 07:03 AM Re: found one! [Re: Boone 58]
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I hunt a farm in Jackson County that has an isolated hollow that has a few chestnut trees on it, I am going to check them out closely this weekend. I will post some pictures next week. I've hunted and killed many deer near these trees, but never even thought that they may be Americans.
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#3375150 - 09/26/13 11:08 AM Re: found one! [Re: snaildarter]
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Doesn't look like an American chestnut but I've never seen american chestnuts that big


http://www.acf.org/Tree_ID/chinamerover_02.php


Edited by Doskil (09/26/13 11:10 AM)

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#3378905 - 09/29/13 10:23 AM Re: found one! [Re: smstone22]
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nice
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#3380190 - 09/29/13 10:15 PM Re: found one! [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
DMAG
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I hope some young hunter kills his first deer on my plantings. That is a trophy for the deceased in my opinion. He would be proud!
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#3380367 - 09/30/13 07:09 AM Re: found one! [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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Well they ended up being Chinese Chestnuts......I think.








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#3380495 - 09/30/13 08:38 AM Re: found one! [Re: snaildarter]
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100% Chinese......
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