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American chestnut burr
I found this chestnut tree alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Pisgah Inn. You occasionally find them growing to this size (about 20-25 feet) and producing nuts. The top had died out of this one, but the rest of the tree appeared to be healthy.

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desainmeThere were 4 billion of these trees

desainme

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and now it's hard to find one.
Posted Oct 20, 2007 10:22 pm

BobSmithRe: There were 4 billion of these trees

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The biggest one in the Smoky Mtns Park, a 75-footer near Cades Cove, has just begun to exhibit the first symptoms of the blight. That's about as big as you see them get before they succumb.
Posted Oct 21, 2007 12:28 pm

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BobSmithSubmitted by BobSmith
on Oct 20, 2007 9:16 pm

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Lat/Lon: 35.42580°N / 82.7569°W
Object Title: American chestnut burr

Image Type(s): Flora