Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut

Observation - Horse Chestnut - UK and Ireland. Description: Rather young tree bark brown grey cracking into plates,twigs reddish brown in winter bearing large sticky buds,leaves opposite,the five to seven leaflets lacking petioles and spreading like fingers on a hand each 10-25cm long,the fruits up to 6cm across w

Rather young tree bark brown grey cracking into plates,twigs reddish brown in winter bearing large sticky buds,leaves opposite,the five to seven leaflets lacking petioles and spreading like fingers on a hand each 10-25cm long,the fruits up to 6cm across with thick unusually spiny husk containing one or more brown shiny seed.Native to mountain area's of the Balkan peninsula but planted all over Europe as an ornamental and for timber