Tree species: sweet chestnut (or sweet chestnut), the fruits (chestnuts) are very popular

Color: sapwood light whitish, heartwood light brown to brown (like oak heartwood but without these distinct medullary rays)

Hardness: hard (like oak)

Characteristics: coarse-textured but noble characteristic darker wood

heartwood formation: it is a true heartwood tree

Psychological Correspondence: sweet chestnuts are considered to be trees with healing powers that provide comfort, courage and support transformative processes. They store a lot of solar energy and are therefore ideal power trees for desperate and weakened people. It provides support for new stages of life

Properties/Use: due to the very high tannin content (similar to oak) very suitable for outdoor construction such as fences, bridge railings, round u. Palisade wood, hop poles, garden and landscaping, children's playgrounds, avalanche shoring (protection), wooden barrels (for foodstuffs especially wine, oil fruits, olives...), tubs, vats, interior fittings, furniture, tables, chair construction, veneer, staircase construction, construction wood for terraces, pergolas, railroad sleepers, hydraulic engineering, shipbuilding, Wagner wood, flooring/parquet, woodturning, carving, kitchen and household appliances, pallets, fiberboard, pulp. PS: The tannic acid in the bark was once used to tan leather.

Value/availability: little available, only regionally, rather in Southern Europe, valuable wood.

Cutting time in arboriculture: in summer (from about May to August), after full leaf sprout

Sealing behavior: very good

Pruning and wound closure: according to current guidelines ZTV Baumpflege, before knot ring up to (as far as possible) max. 10 cm diameter, no wound closure (as ineffective).

Sources of the information:

  • My own experience/knowledge and documents from my wood economics studies at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.
  • Native timber (loose-leaf collection) Authors D. Grosser and W. Teetz. CMA, Bonn-publisher -Holzabsatzfonds-Bonn 1998
  • Book Volker Drolshagen/Karin Hoffmann: The Language of Trees (1997)
  • Website

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Central warehouse: 70771 Leinfelden/Hohenheimerstr.68 (appointment by arrangement!) / germany
Further warehouses in Rottenburg and Nuremberg (appointment by arrangement!)
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We are constantly looking for logs
and trees > 60 cm Øme > 60 cm Ø

Our services:

  • Tables and counters unique (focus)
  • Solid wood trade
  • Mobile sawmill
  • Tree felling/tree care


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