Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve

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Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve
Location Giles County, Virginia
Nearest city Appomattox, Virginia
Coordinates 37°24′40″N 78°37′14″W / 37.4112°N 78.6206°W / 37.4112; -78.6206Coordinates: 37°24′40″N 78°37′14″W / 37.4112°N 78.6206°W / 37.4112; -78.6206[1]
Area 233 acres (94 ha)
Governing body Private
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/chestnutridge.shtml

Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve is a Natural Area Preserve located in Giles County, Virginia, though privately owned by a couple in Bluefield, West Virginia. A 233-acre (94 ha) tract of old-growth forest, it is dominated by northern red oak and chestnut oak. The extent of unbroken forest on the property is unusual for southwestern Virginia; many of the trees, including cucumber magnolia and American basswood, are between three and four hundred years old.[2]

The preserve is not open to the public.

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