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Horse Chestnut

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Horse Chestnut by MrMaison

When I was in Stockholm for PDXCon 2018, I saw this big beautiful tree with large white flowers while walking in a park. I had no idea what it was but always wanted to make it. Recently I discovered it's a Horse Chestnut tree. Then I got right to making this 4 piece set for the game. Here you have 2 summer versions (Large and Medium), a flowering Spring version and a young pruned one.

The Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) tree is also known as "Conker Tree". It is a large deciduous tree native to South East Europe. It can be found in many parts of Europe and temperate places around the world planted on streets and in parks. It's actually a distant relative of Chestnuts belonging to the Soapberry and Lychee family.
You can find more info here in the wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculus_hippocastanum and more places on the internet.

I'm giving a big shout out to AmipolizeFunk for taking time to capture and send me images of Horse Chestnut trees in his neigborhood in Berlin twice with different cameras :). They were very intrumental in forming the model of this tree. Also I want to give a big shout to PDelmo for his input along this journey.

STATS:
Horse Chestnut Young- 720 tris 1024 textures
Horse Chestnut Medium- 960 tris 2048x1024 textures
Horse Chestnut Spring- 1704 tris 2048x1024 textures
Horse Chestnut Large- 3626 tris 2048x1024 textures

strong Suggestions
Tree LOD Fix by TPB
To see them even further without them popping in and out use Ultimate Level Of Detail mod
Boformer's Random Tree Rotation mod
Also BloodyPenguin's No Radioactive Mod and Prop and Tree Anarchy
Sharp Textures mod really makes a difference in how the foliage looks in game.
The Tree De-Duplicator mod is good for when you get double trees.

Please Rate if you like it. Thank you and Enjoy!
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43 Comments
Hanatake Yurii Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:18am 
I have those in my back-garden here in Belgium and there are a lot scattered around, indeed beautiful trees. Good job on recreating them
Кіевлянинъ Jan 13, 2022 @ 7:26am 
Horse Chestnut is very common for native Kievaners, as myself. There was a lot of this trees at the streets, avenues, microrayonnes, etc. of my city. Horse Chestnut was a true symbol of Soviet Kiev, he was pictured at Kievan Coat of Arms at those times. My mother was born in first half of May, and she likes Horse Chestnut, because his flowering period in Kiev belongs to the first decade of May. I'm very pleasured to see in Steam Workshop common tree for my soul. Thank you very much. I'll use it in my own Kiev map.
turtles4life84 Jan 25, 2021 @ 8:19am 
Nice tree! Would you like to make a Castanea sativa (sweet chestnut) and/or a Chamaerops humilis (European fan palm)? Thanx in advance
kowkamurka Nov 6, 2020 @ 2:19am 
@claus_liberg there are many decorative versions of this tree with different colors of flowers like creamish, red, pink etc. as this tree is widely used in city decoraction, at least in Eastern Europe
Sleeper C Oct 11, 2020 @ 3:51pm 
Horse chestnut also exists with red flowers.
Galene1177 Oct 10, 2020 @ 3:32pm 
awesome!
davemax83 Sep 23, 2020 @ 12:46pm 
amazing Mr M. Lovely stuff.
Feare Sep 6, 2020 @ 10:52am 
Very cool. In Berlin we have those everywhere! :budsmile:
etypebeat Aug 31, 2020 @ 12:01pm 
tree
JackX Aug 20, 2020 @ 4:09am 
Sorry but apparantly one can not edit messages here. Another common name for the tree in southern California is also Ficus Nitida. Thanks again :)