Coloring Page: Common Ohio Trees | American Chestnut

We’re giving you some fun coloring activities! Our next coloring page theme is common Ohio trees. Can you name what trees we’re featuring just by looking at them?

Today’s common Ohio tree is the American chestnut (Castanea dentata), which had a large role in colonial America. The American chestnut was a preferred species for log cabins, especially the bottom rot-prone foundation logs.

In addition to being used for building supplies, chestnuts are edible and have been used to treat ailments. Native Americans used various parts of the American chestnut to treat ailments such as whooping cough, heart conditions and chafed skin.

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Leaves of the American chestnut
Leaves of the American chestnut. Photo courtesy flickr user Nicholas A. Tonelli.