American Chestnut, Castanea dentata, is a large deciduous tree that is considered the finest Chestnut in the World. The wood grain is a warm honey brown color with Ash white contrast. It is wonderful for woodworking due to its exceptional workability and gluing. The blight of 1904 was estimated to have destroyed 3 to 4 billion of these trees in America. It is postulated that surviving trees are a more hostile strain than the tradition trees and are more resistant to the blight. The surviving trees are from 2-5 ft. in diameter and up to 96 ft. tall. This species is from the Northern United States. It is a classic American wood that is clear and free of pin and bug holes.