Sweet chesnut, David North 1/3
Sweet chesnut, David North 2/3
Sweet chesnut flowers, Dunston Common, Elizabeth Dack 3/3

Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa

Sweet chestnut was introduced to Britain over 2000 years and is now considered an ‘honorary’ native tree. Mature trees are a magnificent size and often have hollow trunks. The wood is of high value and is durable when used outside.

Conservation status

Widely planted and not thought to be under threat.

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Did you know?

Sweet chestnut trees do not produce seeds until they are approximately 30-40 years old.

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