Chestnut Oak


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.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

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