How to Draw a Chestnut Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Chestnut Tree in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Chestnut Tree.

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How to Draw a Chestnut Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First draw the roots by making small curved lines moving outwards from a center point.

Step 2: Draw the trunk by making two lines right next to each other and curve them slightly at the top. The two lines should meet at the top of the trunk.

Step 3: The leaves will be drawn off the top of the trunk. Each leaf should have a small stem and then create a squigly oval shape. Inside the oval draw a line down the middle and lines coming off it to the left and right.

Step 4: Last draw the nut of the trunk as well, this will be a small circle with a cap.

Interesting Facts about Chestnut Trees

Chestnut Trees grow in Europe, North America, Japan, and China. They reach 30 to 40 feet tall and produce nuts. The nuts grow inside a burr. A burr is a fleshy and spiny ball that holds the hard shelled nuts. Each burr has 1 to 7 seeds. Chestnut leaves are small green ovals that measure 5 inches long. Chestnut Trees seem to grow better in cold climates. They lay deep the ground and can delay their growing process if need be.

Did you know?

  • It takes 30 to 40 years for a Chestnut Tree to grow fruit.
  • Chestnut wood is smooth when it is young, but as it gets older the bark pulls inward and makes ridges.
  • True Chestnut Trees died out because of a disease in America.
  • Chestnuts can be canned for winter storage.
  • Chestnuts are a popular add- in for lots of foods. Things like puddings, stuffing, ice cream, and especially cakes.
  • Chestnut wood handles being out in weather really well. Because of this furniture that is made of Chestnut doesn’t have to be sealed with a protective oil or stain.

Activity: Bring back an old street vender classic by roasting chestnuts. Search for a recipe and prepare a batch for the family.