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Horse Chestnut Pruning: Should You Cut Back Horse Chestnut Branches

By Amy Grant

What does it take to keep a horse chestnut tree healthy? Do you need to cut back a horse chestnut? The following information on horse chestnut pruning discusses the pros and cons of pruning horse chestnut trees and how to prune them. Click here to learn more.

Uses For Horse Chestnut Wood – Building With Horse Chestnut Trees

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Building with horse chestnut isn’t common because it is a weaker wood compared to others, and doesn’t resist rot well. But, with its creamy color and other desirable characteristics, there are some uses for horse chestnut in woodworking and turning. Learn more here.

Horse Chestnut Varieties – Are Buckeyes And Horse Chestnuts The Same

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Ohio buckeyes and horse chestnuts are closely related but they aren’t the same. Wondering how to tell the difference between buckeyes and horse chestnuts? Learn the distinguishing characteristics of each and more about other Aesculus varieties in this article.

Japanese Horse Chestnut Info: Tips For Growing Japanese Chestnut Trees

By Amy Grant

If you’re looking for a truly spectacular shade tree, look no further than the Turbinata chestnut, also known as the Japanese horse chestnut, tree. Want to learn more? Click on the following article for Japanese horse chestnut info and care for this impressive tree.

Potted Horse Chestnut Care – Can Horse Chestnut Trees In Containers Survive

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The prolific fruit litter from horse chestnuts results in hundreds of intriguing nuts that can be container grown into trees. However, a potted horse chestnut is a short-term solution. Learn more about growing horse chestnuts in containers here.

Horse Chestnut Bonsai Plants – Can You Grow A Horse Chestnut Bonsai Tree

By Amy Grant

Newcomers to the art of bonsai might have some trepidation about using an expensive specimen for their first attempt. Many native trees can become beautiful bonsai for little cost. Take the horse chestnut, for example. Find out how to grow a horse chestnut bonsai here.

Baumann Horse Chestnut Trees – Care Of Baumann Horse Chestnuts

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

The Baumann horse chestnut is an interesting combination of both an attractive flowering tree and one that provides pleasant shade in the summer. Want to see if this tree is a good fit in your landscape? Click here for additional information.

Are Horse Chestnuts Edible: Learn About Toxic Horse Chestnuts

By Teo Spengler

When you hear the song about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, don’t mistake these nuts for horse chestnuts. Horse chestnuts are a very different nut. Are horse chestnuts edible? They are not and should not be consumed by people, horses or other livestock. Learn more here.

Horse Chestnut Bugs – Learn About Common Conker Tree Pests

By Teo Spengler

While the chestnuts (conkers) produced by this tree are toxic to man and beast, the trees are subject to a number of horse chestnut pests. For information about horse chestnut bugs and other pests of horse chestnut trees, click on the following article.

What Is Horse Chestnut Used For: Common Horse Chestnut Uses

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Historically, the list of horse chestnut uses is quite an impressive one. From their use as magnificent shade trees to their proposed health benefits, it is easy to see why the cultivation of horse chestnut trees has spread throughout the world. Learn more in this article.

Is My Horse Chestnut Sick – Diagnosing Diseases Of Horse Chestnut Trees

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Though relatively simple to grow, there are several common issues which lead to the decline of plant health – issues that may cause growers to ask, ‘is my horse chestnut sick?’ If you’re one of these growers, this article will help.

Horse Chestnut Propagation Methods: How To Propagate Horse Chestnut Trees

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

While it may be common to find horse chestnut trees available at garden centers, many wishing to grow them may find the process of propagating their own to be a fun experience. There are a few ways to begin propagating horse chestnuts. This article will help.

Is My Horse Chestnut Sick – Identifying Common Horse Chestnut Issues

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

In spite of its attractiveness, problems with horse chestnut can and do occur. How can we avoid horse chestnut problems in our trees? Here are some tips for identification of horse chestnut issues and how to avoid the problems. Click this article for more info.

Horse Chestnut Cutting Propagation – Will Horse Chestnuts Grow From Cuttings

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

The horse chestnut tree is a large, attractive specimen that grows well in most areas of the U.S. Many grow it for the large, showy flowers. And, of course, it is a great shade tree. But can you root horse chestnut cuttings to grow your own tree in the landscape? Find out here.

Horse Chestnut Seed Propagation – How To Plant Horse Chestnuts

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Horse chestnut seed propagation is a fun project you might try with a child. It is always exciting to teach them about how to grow from seed or, in this case, from conkers. Click on the following article for information on planting horse chestnut conkers.

Red Horsechestnut Info : How To Grow A Red Horsechestnut Tree

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

In spite of caution in planting, the red horsechestnut produces an intense hot pink show in spring, making it a standout for early color. Further information on how to grow red horsechestnut (found here) can help you decide if this plant is right for your home garden.

Horse Chestnut Seeds: How To Grow A Horse Chestnut Tree

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

For additional interest in the landscape, consider growing horse chestnuts. You may be wondering what are horse chestnuts. Read this article to find out and learn how to get tips on caring for horse chestnut trees.

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