38 Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa

Family: Fagaceae

A native of Europe and is widely cultivated for its edible nuts. Nuts are traditionally roasted but have a wide variety of uses when cooked (skins removed !) such as stuffings, cereal substitutes and more. The wood is hard and strong, used for furniture and outdoor use as it is water resistant. Attractive tree often used for landscaping in parks and streets.