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Thinner, spiny husk around fruit

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Husk 2" to 3" in diameter, densely covered with very sharp, branching spines; with 2 to 3 partially rounded nuts enclosed

American Chestnut

Chinese Chestnut

NOTE: Read both fact pages to separate these two similar trees.

Husk less than 2" in diameter, with weak, unbranched spines, only partly covering husk; with 2 to 3 triangular nuts enclosed

American Beech

European Beech

NOTE: Read both fact pages to separate these two similar trees.

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