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#1 posted 05-30-2012 01:45 PM

After more online research and leaf comparisons, Here’s what I know:

-It’s not a Sweetgum or horsechestnut, it’s definitely some kind of chestnut,
-the outer burs are razor sharp, with sometimes multiple smal nuts inside…I haven’t found any with what look to be good quality nuts, they are all somewhat smashed and seemed pretty small. The nuts I found were kind of fuzzy, didn’t look good for eating.
-The tree is at least 30-40ft tall (Not a good estimator, probably about 15 feet higher than the peak of my one-story house. Probalby 18-20 inches diameter at the bottom.
-The stems have some tiny white bumps on them right now, as well as long 3-4 inch bud-type things extending from the twigs among the regular leaves.
-Right now I’m leaning toward either chinese chestnut, or some chinese-american hybrid.

Do you think a local lumber yard would come get it? I know of two in my area.

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