Ozark chinkapin


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Related to Ozark chinkapin: Allegheny chinkapin, chinkapin oak
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Noun1.Ozark chinkapin - shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leavesOzark chinkapin - shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States
chincapin, chinkapin, chinquapin - small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut
Castanea, genus Castanea - chestnuts; chinkapins
chestnut tree, chestnut - any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
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The first winner of Big Tree Madness was the champion Ozark chinkapin. At a modest 62 feet, it's not what many people think of when they hear the words "big tree." But, its size is impressive when you take into account that the Ozark chinkapin is a member of the chestnut family, susceptible to the dreaded chestnut blight and, consequently, a species of conservation concern.
Arkansas lost its only champion, a 124-point Ozark chinkapin in Clark County, to wind, and Kansas lost its sole champ, an eastern redbud in Topeka, due to mismeasurement.
Other trees without ESA protection but considered by the Center for Plant Conservation to be endangered include the pyramid magnolia, Allegheny plum, Kearney sumac, Florida-privet, and Ozark chinkapin. Except for the Kearney sumac and the Gowen cypress, all have champions that represent hope for their very survival.