Sunday, April 26, 2009

Chestnut trees in Chicago area or anywhere in Illinois?

Does anyone know where I can find chestnut trees in the Chicago area? City or suburbs? Which forest preserve? I used to pick chestnuts when I was a little girl, and I used to make little chestnut people, and it was so much fun. Now I would like to do the same with my toddler son, but I don't know where I can find chestnuts. Thanks.

Chestnut trees in Chicago area or anywhere in Illinois?
They are rare. They have found some in some New England woods. The trees were nearly 100% wiped out a century ago.
Reply:Only one place I know of...At the Mrton Arboretum in Glen Ellyn. They have one of a lot of rare species of trees that are not from around here. Normally they aren't grown here.
Reply:ok I had a remark about your chest nuts being better but I tried to delete sorry
Reply:What about Vermont. try some of the Nurseries there.

1 comment:

  1. Hello.We went to Hinsdale and found three bags of chestnuts.Here is the name of the forest;Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve