American Chestnut, Prospect Park

Stumbled on another American Chestnut in Prospect Park. A city of leaves on a hill.

2 Responses to “American Chestnut, Prospect Park”


  1. 1 Nina Sander November 16, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    where in PP did you find it? I teach naturalist studies and we’re discussing seed dispersal right now. I’d love to bring in a sample.

    • 2 mthew November 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      This spring I found a piece of husk from an American chestnut, but no seeds. This year I saw no evidence of seeds at all. As far as I understand, these chestnuts were all planted in the park in an effort to , well, I’m not sure what, since they are all doomed by the blight. But I do love seeing them.


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