In today's Earthy Thursday post, we've got: biggest British chestnut tree; amazing nature photos; big trouble for California's Big Trees, discovering America's forgotten tropical-style fruit; native American bees.

Check out this 300-year-old horse chestnut tree, declared the largest in Britain.

This photo gallery of award-winning nature photos comes from Wired magazine.

A new study finds that the largest trees in California are in trouble: a problem that existed even before the current drought.

Ever had a paw-paw? Thomas Jefferson loved this exotic native American fruit, bu they aren’t sold in stores, so most of us have never seen one.

Learn all about these amazing native American bees at this article from Mother Earth News.