Buckeye trees are mainly found in the western half of the state and more scattered in the east half. The nuts produces can be eaten, but NEVER raw. They are poisonous if eaten right off the tree. They can however be removed from the shell and roasted. The heat removes the tannins in them that can not only make you sick, but also don’t taste very well. Native Americans used to use them to make porridge. If eating them is not your thing (which I don’t blame you) folk lore says that if you keep a buckeye nut in your pocket it gives you good luck.