For centuries, chestnuts were the primary mast food source for North American wildlife. Then came a foreign blight in the 19th century, killing 30 million acres of chestnut forest.
Bred by Dr. Robert Dunstan in the early 1950s, our hybrid combines the blight resistance of Chinese chestnuts with the larger nuts and vigorous growth of American chestnuts.
For bigger and healthier deer, plant the best food plot tree – the Dunstan Chestnut from Chestnut Hill Outdoors.
Learn more about the Dunstan Chestnut in our Learning Center.
Food plot trees are the easiest and least expensive way to attract deer. Plant them once and produce food for decades. And unlike oak trees which take 10–20 years to produce nuts, our Dunstans bear chestnuts in a mere 3–5 years.
Chestnut Hill’s one-time planting method yields a well-balanced, natural nutritional base that maximizes the value of your food plot. Forget about expensive machinery. No more large annual expenses. Plant multiple varieties such as our Dunstan Chestnut, pear, mulberry, and persimmon trees to extend your food source from spring through fall.
This is the future of wildlife management. Read more about how to do it in our Learning Center.
Visit our sister nursery for fruit and flowering trees.Chestnut Hill Nursery