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Plant Name:

Chestnut Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus montana


Chestnut Oak is a deciduous tree with rugged, deeply furrowed bark and glossy, dark green leaves. It produces acorns that are an important food source for wildlife.


Woodlands, forests


Chestnut Oak provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds and mammals. Its acorns are a valuable food source for many wildlife species, and its branches offer shelter and nesting sites.

Growing Conditions:

Chestnut Oak thrives in well-drained soils and can tolerate a range of light conditions.


Chestnut Oak wood has been used in construction, furniture making, and fuel. It is also valued for its ornamental value in landscaping.

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Fun Facts:

Chestnut Oak is named for its resemblance to the leaves of the unrelated chestnut tree. It is also known as "Rock Chestnut Oak" or "Mountain Chestnut Oak".

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