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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:39 pm    Post subject: Can Anyone I.D. this tree Reply with quote

I only have the seed that fell off it .I'll get a photo of tree if need be.











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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spanish Chestnut. Castanea sativa
https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=340
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you GREENGAGE
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Silver surfer must be asleep.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Ha! Silver surfer must be asleep.



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I think she gives me a chance with the easy ones its the unusual one that challenges her. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm unusual!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to gather the seeds every year in Southern England for cooking. I also used to have a side job cleaving the coppice rods to make builders' fencing palings. They are not very common in Ireland. The best clue as to why is from Oliver Rackham.

He reckons that they were introduced to the UK by the Roman legions, who used the dried nuts to make flour for the soldiers, and used the wood in military constructions. That would also explain the abundance of chestnut coppice in the south of England, relative to the north. Coupled with the relative absence in Scotland and Ireland.
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