Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Horsechestnut - Springville

Common Name Horsechestnut
Species Aesculus Hippocastanum
Address 698 South Main Street, Springville
City Springville
Year Planted 1850
Height 60 Feet
Spread
Circumference 120 Inches
DBH Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) is the standard forestry measurement of the tree's trunk diameter at 4.5 ft from the base. 54 Inches
Name of Nominator Margaret Conover
Date Rated 1981-04-24
Ownership Public: State of Utah
Story William Jackson Stewart, born in 1814 in the state of Tennessee, came to Utah in 1847. He settled in Springville in 1850, at which time he planted a Horse Chestnut nut that had been brought across the plains. He was a trader and one of the first merchants in Springville. He also assisted in surveying and laying our the city streets and blocks. The nut that he planted is now a beautiful tree. It was dedicated Arbor Day, April 24, 1981 by Floyd Stewart.
Author Springville City Register of Heritage Trees