Meantime it seemed good to go to the woods for nuts, and on the mossy grass under a sweet chestnut tree the five were sitting.
The American sweet chestnut appears likely soon to be wiped out by blight.
For instance, there is some antagonism between the American sweet chestnut and Asiatic chestnuts.
Our native chestnut and its little brother, the chinquapin, are the American cousins of the sweet chestnut of southern Europe.
It includes the beeches and oaks, and the sweet chestnut (Castanea).
The Japanese, ordinarily, does not make a good union with the American sweet chestnut.
The grown-up Lamb moved gracefully across the moss and settled himself against the trunk of the sweet chestnut.
But the cool rain dripping from the hazel and sweet chestnut leaves fell pleasantly on his uncovered head and flushed face.
This is very noticeable in some firs, and in the bark of the sweet chestnut (Castanea), of Thuja occidentalis, and other trees.
In one species (P.327 macrostachya), the nut is eatable, and very much resembles that of a sweet chestnut when boiled in milk.