Chestnut oak is a member of the white oak group and is commonly found on dry, infertile soils and rocky ridges but reaches best growth on rich well-drained soils along streams. At maturity, chestnut oak reaches heights of 60-70'. Good acorn crops on this medium-sized, long-lived tree are infrequent, but the sweet nuts are eaten by wildlife when available. Chestnut oak is slow growing and the lumber is cut and sold as white oak. Prefers full to part sun in moist to dry soil. Tolerates occasional drought.