Ohio Chestnut  


== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 26 2008 4:47 pm
From: "Will Blozan"


This tree doesn't look old enough to be a pre-blight survivor to me.


== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 26 2008 5:11 pm
From: "Edward Frank"


I agree that the tree likely does not predate the chestnut blight. There are several trees here in Jefferson County PA or at Cook Forest that are bigger in size that clearly date post chestnut blight.


== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Thurs, Mar 27 2008 6:12 am
From: pabigtrees


Will, I agree, I don't think that 5' cbh is big enough to be over one
hundred years old.


== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Thurs, Mar 27 2008 4:12 pm
From: "Edward Frank"


I really meant to say comparable height and size. The tallest at Cook is 82.1 feet, with a GBH of 3.5 feet. (I am not sure the heights posted in the other article is correct either). In Clear Creek State Forest there are trees with 72 feet high and 52 inch GBH. In Brockway there is a 62 feet x 3.9 feet tree. The tree in Ohio is larger, but similar in size and character to these trees in my local area.


>   Ed,
>   There are bigger Chestnuts in cook forest than this?  Cool!  The tree
>   here is reported at 89 feet tall.
>   James.

== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Thurs, Mar 27 2008 7:06 pm
From: James Parton


82.1 feet is still pretty damn big for an American Chestnut these
days. I would be delighted to see it. My biggest is a large one in
Cataloochee ( 75 feet tall ) that Will Blozan took me to see. Two
people, A bear hunting friend of Dads and My Pastor have reported to
me 3 large supposedly American Chestnuts in the Coleman Boundary area
that I gotta go check out. Both people have told me that they are
between 24 and 30 inches in diameter and have small sweet viable nuts.
As soon as all of this marriage hullaballoo is over and maybe after
the entmoot I will get time to get out there and see.

James P.