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Is this an American Chestnut?

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  1. Duane(Pa)

    Duane(Pa) It's the chain...

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    Neighbors had their woods logged recently. This tree was all marked up with "Do Not Cut" in fluorescent orange & green paint.
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    J. Loe Super OPE Member

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    I would need a photo of twigs and buds without the leaves.

    Trees are left for a variety of reasons..
    Wildlife habitat, seed stock being a couple of possibilities

    Cool looking bark
     
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    Neighbor had one come down and we got the wood. The bark doesn’t resemble yours.
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    Oh btw.
    There should probably be nuts or fragments around the base of the tree.
     
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    Interesting. I know there are still a few around, but there are lots of mimics. Best resource is the American Chestnut Foundation. https://www.acf.org/
     
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    Pewaukee Tree Care Active OPE Member

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    Quite Interesting!

    Cool looking bark anyways!
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    After looking this over again it almost looks like a elm? Hard to tell from the pictures. Bet if I saw it in person I could probably tell.
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    It looks like a chesnut the bark seems too turn as it goes up the trunk

    Our sweet chesnut is similar the bark is red underneath the outer skin
     
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    this is how I found one. They are rare around here.
    Yours looks like elm bark.
     
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    This time of year there should be loads of leaves around the base. One of the easiest ways to tell what tree it is.
     
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