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Question for Ohio Shooters

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Kent, May 4, 2009.

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  1. Kent

    Kent TS Member

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    Sorry this is not a Trapshooting question, nothing about the Cardinal Center VS Sparta. However I do have question to ask the knowledgeable shooters of the “Buckeye State”.

    There is a tree on my churches grounds that the Old parishioners call a Chestnut tree. The story goes that it was brought from Poland when John Paul II visited us in the early 1970’s when he was just The Arch Bishop of Krakow. I say this is a Buckeye tree not a chestnut. In the late summer the spinney pods have what I call a buckeye in it.

    Can anyone tell from the pictures if it is indeed a “Buckeye tree”?


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  2. Setterman

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    Yes, it appears to be a Buckeye tree. I have them all over my property. Your tree has unusally large seed clusters.
     
  3. Kent

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    Thank you Setterman,, maybe it has just been such a wet spring that everything is growing well.
     
  4. tuckpa

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    Take it to a BCS bowl game. If it chokes ,it's a buckeye.
     
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    Buckeye has 5 leaves per cluster......That sure appears to be one
     
  6. Neil Winston

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    Boy, I don't know, Eddie. Look at the single, best-pictured leaf in the first photo, the one at about 5 o'clock (counting photo-center as axle). To me, it has buckeye written all over it, while the apparent shape of the others is accountable to the fact that they are pointing toward the camera.

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    Eddie....That's sorta why I included the link. I had a Buckeye tree in my yard that the leaves were not a total match of either one......but it still made Buckeyes. I'm not sure but it looks as Buckeye Trees can vary.
     
  8. Setterman

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    Go to "Buckeye tree" on the net and look at the fruit pod. Like I said, it "appears" to be a buckeye tree when you match up the fruit pod close up. But, I would have to actually see the leaves and bark up close to tell for sure since I've not seen all chestnut fruit pods. The website also has a Chestnut Buckeye, which is what it probably is.
     
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