Horse Chestnut : Overview

A Horse Chestnut Tree

Horse Chestnut Tree. (Abby Granoff, 2013)

By Abby Granoff

Welcome, welcome, to your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the horse chestnut, or, as it’s known in the scientific community, Aesculus hippocastanum. Here, you will learn all sorts of things about the tree, including what it looks like, where it comes from, how it gets around, what annoys it, what it’s used for (including the well-known children’s game in England: conkers), and more! You will even learn where you can find one near you (assuming you live on the UVM campus). So come one, come all; you will be wowed by what you learn!