The chestnut oak is a beautiful shade tree with rich, dark leaves and bark that becomes deeply ridged with age. Its name is derived from its leaves that resemble those of a chestnut tree. Chestnut oaks adapt well to poor soil conditions often found in our fair city of Washington, D.C.
Size and Light Requirements
Chestnut oaks do best in full sun and grows somewhat slowly – reaching 40 feet in 40 – 50 years.