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Male flower on a pure American chestnut at Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary.

American Chestnut Page            Click here to read more about the fate of this once dominate tree in Mike Manes' article in Footnotes.

Mike provided these photos.

Close-up of two female flowers that will develop into burs containing the nuts.      Also pure American chestnut at Mariton.

Photo showing both male and one female flower.      Also pure American chestnut at Mariton.

Branch of pure American chestnut at Mariton.

To the right of the house you see a large flowering Chinese chestnut also at Mariton.

Hybrid chestnut in Lansdale.      Located on private property about 20 feet from the Wissihickon Creek.