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    07 / 20 / 2012

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My son got this off a large tree near the track and field stadium at Georgia Tech and we can’t figure out what it is. Leaves are about 4 – 5 inches long, dark green, and have small points along edges and leaves are directly opposite of each other. Most interesting part is 1 1/2 inch light green spiky seed pod(?) along branches. Any idea? jeanr3


  • david Unregistered says:

    Yeah thats some type of chestnut if you can get inside of it i know for sure those nuts inside taste really good i use to eat them raw all the time as a kid though idk if your suppose to cook them are not. I do also slightly remember having to peel off another casing to get to the individual nut after that spike ball but theyre pretty good size nuts and well worth the trouble of getting into them

    April 19th, 2019 at 11:35pm

  • Fork Unregistered says:

    I believe itÕs an oak tree chestnut glorkenburger

    October 11th, 2018 at 8:33am

  • Terrence E Unregistered says:

    my parents have the same tree in there back yard in ohio. they have been told it is a chestnut tree.

    November 27th, 2012 at 8:06pm

  • JeffW Unregistered says:

    Julian, we all eventually die, the question is how long from now will you. If this is a chestnut tree, then the seed is the nut, yes? I came across one of these trees at the Greek Orthodox Church. Diana brought the spiny ball with us. When we got home I grabbed what I thought was an orange on the floorboard and Ouch! This thing really puts a sting on you. I noticed difficulty breathing for about 24hours. I feel fine now. I asked her not to bring it too.

    October 9th, 2012 at 7:39am

  • Brian T Unregistered says:

    Probably a Chinese chestnut from a look at the leaves. Plus it is hard to find a true Chestnut tree on earth capable of growing to a seed bearing age. Chestnut blight took care of that over 50 years ago.

    August 19th, 2012 at 10:14pm

  • jeanr3 Registered says:

    Thanks so much!

    July 22nd, 2012 at 8:54am

  • Bevo Registered says:

    I’m certainly no expert, but it might be a chestnut tree.

    July 21st, 2012 at 11:47am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Chestnut tree.

    July 21st, 2012 at 8:26am

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