Forestry

Protecting Arkansas’s forests, and those who enjoy them, from wildland fire and natural hazards while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development, and conservation for all generations of Arkansans

American Chestnut Hybrid (Castanea dentatax mollissima)

American Chestnut Hybrid (Non-native)

Owner: Peel-Compton Foundation

Address: Compton Gardens, 312 N Main Street, Bentonville, AR

County: Benton

Property: Private, with public access.

Circumference: 54"

Crown width: 34' 

Height: 75'

Bigness Index: 138

(Bigness Index = trunk circ. + height + 25% crown width)

Location: (36.37662,-94.20861) On a short paved trail.  The Arkansas Champion Yellowwood, American Beech, and Pagoda Dogwood are also on the property.  A separate paved trail connects this property to the Crystal Bridges trail system where the Arkansas Champion Blackgum and Eastern White Pine are located.  Six Champion Trees can be viewed on about a 2 mile roundtrip walk.  

In the case of private property, please contact the Benton County Forestry Division Crew to ensure viewing is permitted and to schedule a showing.

The mission of the Forestry Division is to protect Arkansas’s forests, and those who enjoy them, from wildland fire and natural hazards while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development and conservation for all generations of Arkansans.

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Little Rock, AR
72205
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