American Chestnut

Common Name:  Chestnut

Scientific Name: Castanea dentata

The American Chestnut tree was a predominant specie in the northern Appalachian region in the early 1900’s. By the late 1930’s, the Chestnut blight had infected that entire range and the trees were dying. Fortunately, some of these trees survived and a good portion of these trees are growing in Wisconsin. They were outside the effective 500 mile range. Boehm-Madisen Lumber is currently offering a small amount of this rare lumber. The heartwood is reddish-brown with lighter colored sapwood.