Tree located in the lawn between the Ford building and Garrett Pl. Tree is approximately 20 feet tall with an 8 inch wide trunk. Bark is smooth and light grey. Large, bronze-colored buds with imbricate scales oppositely arranged. Large leaf scar with bundle scars making a U-shape. White lenticels. No short shoots. Bud scales were slightly sticky. Buds were in the process of opening.
Does anyone know what causes big galls like this on horse chestnut?
Part of the Avenue
Name of Plant:
Horse Chestnut Tree
Scientific Name of Plant:
Aesculus hippocastanum L.
Biome (type of environment)
Climate (type pf climate)
Temperate--This species shows remarkable habitat adaptability, as it occurs in a wide range of altitudes from 228 m to 1,485 m.
Pattern of seasons and how the seasonal changes affect the plant
This tree lives in areas with or without 4 seasons. After a few weeks of warm weather, flowers and leaves appear with remarkable rapidity. Chestnut trees exist in nature as both a tree and a shrub, and are found in all temperate regions.
Precipitation: What are the levels of precipitation that this plant can survive in?
This tree can survive with moderate rain fall, needs a minimum of 700 liters of water annually.
What are the air flow patterns that affect this plant, and what are the impacts of that air flow?
This tree grows best in shady areas with good lighting, shelter from strong winds, and needs a good air flow to aerate the soil and keep the fruit dry. Too much moisture later in the growing season can cause fungus on the fruits or seeds.
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I photographed representatives of all the woody species I could find wild seedlings of growing under the big climbing Cupressus near the Peacock fountain.
Aesculus hippocastanum is a large deciduous, synoecious tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree.