A Remarkable American chestnut

Tree Information
Common Name: American chestnut
Scientific name: Castanea dentata
Category: Unique tree
Notes: This dead snag is an American chestnut tree that died during the chestnut blight of the 1930's. Remarkably, it is still standing in 2006. Samples of wood from the snag were identified by Dr. Audrey Zink-Sharp in the Virginia Tech Department of Wood Science.
Best time to photograph: any
Nominator: Sammy Zambon and Karen Snape
Location of Tree
County/City: King George
Name of tree owner: Virginia State Parks
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