Chinkapin, Allegheny 1-0 (Castanea pumila)
Sun/part shade tolerant
Alleghany Chinkapin reaches a mature size of 15 to 30 feet in height and 1 foot in diameter. It is seldom harvested, but has occasionally been used for fence posts and railway ties. The sweet nuts are eaten by humans as well as a wide variety of wildlife, including woodpeckers, squirrels, jays and chipmunks. It is a large shrub or small tree often forming thickets and most commonly found on drier soils.