So inaddition to owning a farm I also own a fencing business. I have a client that is a nonprofit foundation that owns a large amount of land. as part of a current project they wanted me to build a split rail fence using rails salvaged from a fence at another farm they own. The grounds manager said it was because the rails are american chestnut. In my head I thought yeah right they are probably locust. Well we put up the fence and had to resize the rails and they do look like they are american chestnut. That means they are 80 years old at least. I kept the scrap and I am going to burn it at the house which should be interesting.