Thanks in advance to those who take interest in this post.
I came across this sapling as the leaves stood out amoungst the other trees around it. It looks very much liek a chestnut and the ranger at the park said it was a chestnut, but never seen anything like it and was curios as to where the tree was. I said near a foot path as I want to be the one to hear what "type" tree is actually may be.
There is only one other plant like it very near. Both about the same age.
Again I thank you all in advance for any information.