American Sweet Chestnut (Castanea dentata)
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American Sweet Chestnut
The bark is a good source of tannin[46, 61, 171, 223]. The dried leaves contain 9% tannin. The wood and the seed husks also contain tannin. The husks contain 10 – 13% tannin.
A brown dye is obtained from the bark.
Wood – soft, not strong, light, very durable, liable to warp. It weighs 28lb per cubic foot. Easy to split, it is used for making cheap furniture, fence posts, in construction etc[61, 82, 117, 171, 229, 235].
Cultivation & Habitat
Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.
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