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  • In penetrating the wilderness you might mark, too, here and there, a vacant space, where the chestnut-oak, prized for its tannin, had once grown on the slope.

    Down the Ravine

  • The sunshine slanted through it under the dusky roof, and the shadows of the chestnut-oak, hard by, dappled the floor.

    Down the Ravine

  • The scarlet head of a woodpecker showed brilliantly from the bare dead boughs of a chestnut-oak, which, with its clinging lichens of green and gray, was boldly projected against the azure sky.

    Down the Ravine

  • And the woodpecker still was solemnly tapping, high up in the chestnut-oak tree.

    Down the Ravine

  • Even looking upward, he could not see the great wind-tossed boughs of the chestnut-oak above his head.

    Down the Ravine

  • Again the boughs of the chestnut-oak above the roof crashed together.

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove 1895

  • Scattered here and there are a few other trees, mostly small -- the mountain mahogany, cherry, chestnut-oak, and laurel.

    The Yosemite

  • There were the oaks -- the black-oak with its shining many-pointed leaves, the white-oak with its lighter green though duller-hued foliage, and the chestnut-oak with its long and thickly clustered leaves.

    What Might Have Been Expected

  • "Montane oak-hickory forest covers much of the tract, along with acidic cove forest and chestnut-oak forest.

    The Nature Conservancy

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