The Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is also called common chestnut or white chestnut. It is relatively fast growing and growth up to 30 meters. it is about 300-400 years old.
The wood of the horse chestnut is medium hard and medium heavy. The wood of the trunk is rather simple and very bright.. It can be used for woodturning very well.
The chestnut is a sapwood tree, that means that sap wood and heart wood do not differ. The wood has a light brownish or yellowish white color. It has only a very light grain and has a rather plan wood.
Most of the trees are cross-grained, but always to the right! it shrinks very little and has a quite good stability. The burl woodhas a special beauty.