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#3356190 - 09/11/13 09:32 PM Re: found one! [Re: smstone22]
TNlandowner
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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]
Football Hunter
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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]
TNlandowner
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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]
TS_13
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Too cool man....
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#3357904 - 09/13/13 10:11 AM Re: found one! [Re: TS_13]
Jarred525
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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]
Winchester
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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]
drrxnupe
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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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