Chestnut Trees

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  1. Growing a Horse Chestnut Tree
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  3. Planting Horse Chestnut From Seed
  4. Nut Tree Grafting-Chestnut
Asked by Anonymous on March 5, 2011
Growing a Horse Chestnut Tree

I planted some conkers with my children; one has sprouted. I am looking for some advice on what to do next. It would be wonderful to have a tree in the garden, but I don’t know if I’ve got enough space. Can you help?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on March 16, 2011
Dry Horse Chestnuts

I have some dry horse chestnut seeds from last year. Will they still germinate, and if so, can you advise me on the best way to do this?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It has a good chance of sprouting. Here is information on growing the seeds: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/horse-chestnut/how-to-grow-a-horse-chestnut-tree.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on July 22, 2011
Planting Horse Chestnut From Seed

As a child I sat on my roof under a Horse Chestnut tree. When I got married I grabbed a handful of Horse Chestnut seeds and told myself that I would plant them when I bought my first home. After 13 years, I took them out of my jewelry box and placed them in the ground in the fall. The next spring I had 7 trees. I just don’t remember how I planted them. There is a small portion of the seed that is light beige or white, and I think that I placed the seed in the ground with that side down. Am I correct? I have 7 brothers and sisters who would now love to have a childhood memory too!

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Thank you for sending us your question. The following article(s) should be of some help to you: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/horse-chestnut/how-to-grow-a-horse-chestnut-tree.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on October 5, 2014
Nut Tree Grafting-Chestnut

I have a chestnut tree in the ground, about 5 ft tall. I have some branches from a producing chestnut tree that I would like to graft in. Should I do it now and what method would be best? I live in southeast Texas near the gulf.

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theficuswrangler

Grafting trees is rather a technical business, and differs widely from specie to specie, and situation to situation. I urge you to do some serious research on this matter if you want to be successful. You could consult with the nearest county extension service, to see what they recommend. This link will help you locate the nearest office: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm

Here is a quick overview of grafting: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/grafting-trees-what-is-tree-grafting.htm

And this article should be of some value; it is one of many: http://chestnuts.freeservers.com/custom.html

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