East Park Ave European Sweet Chestnut

SPECIES: Castanea sativa DIAMETER: 33 SPREAD: 35' ORIGINAL TREASURE TREE: Yes

Tree Location

Address:

328 East Park Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203

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Coordinates:

35.211946
-80.853663

 

History

Sweet chestnut is wide spread throughout the European continent.  This tree is best known for its edible nuts, which may be used for everything from making flour to beer.  It’s said that ancient Roman troops were fed sweet chestnut porridge before heading into battle.

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