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A Famous Tree Grows In Connecticut

We call it a Chestnut Tree but it’s really a Castanea Crenata (Fagaceae). Yep that’s the scientific name for this 1876 luscious monster, a Japanese Chestnut tree,  growing in the front yard of the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, Connecticut. It’s one of just two in the state. They’re monitored routinely by  experts Read more…

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