Found in the heart of Ravenna Park, this tree is characterized by big, floppy, hand-like leaves. The leaves droop from branches due to the curled up tips of their outer branches. The leaves are a vibrant green color and are opposite rather than alternating.
Horse chestnut trees are large and have a propellor like leave groupings. The bark of the trees are scaly and hard. The chestnuts that fall from the tree are covered in spurs.
Final assignment, took several pictures of my location.
Horse Chestnut tree observed in Ravenna Park, Seattle.
A young horse-chestnut tree growing amongst the vine maple and big leaf maple trees. I can only assume it was young as these were the only noticeable leaves. The entire area is damp with a lot of forest cover.