American chestnut


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American chestnut

n.
An eastern North American deciduous tree (Castanea dentata) having narrow toothed leaves. It was once valued for its timber and nuts but is now found mostly as sprouts from old stumps, the aboveground parts having died from chestnut blight.
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Noun1.American chestnut - large tree found from Maine to AlabamaAmerican chestnut - large tree found from Maine to Alabama
Castanea, genus Castanea - chestnuts; chinkapins
chestnut tree, chestnut - any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
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STURBRIDGE -- Volunteers with the American Chestnut Foundation planted 70 chestnuts at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club Thursday, in an effort to restore the once-dominant tree that was virtually wiped out by a fungal blight in the early 1900s.
IN 2011, MAINE FORESTER Glen Rea planted American chestnut seeds in a plot in Unity, Maine, to see if any would survive.
The chestnut we have is the Chinese chestnut, as most of the American chestnut trees were wiped out many years ago.
The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center reports that American chestnut production is less than 1 percent of total world production.
American chestnut trees spread majestically across the United States, but in 1904, they began dying off.
The American Chestnut Land Trust--ensuring that more than 3,500 acres of land near the Chesapeake Bay would remain undefiled.
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The objective of this current study was to assess tree growth, flowering potential, canker infection, and ECM root colonization among eight-year-old chestnut trees representing three chestnut tree lines: (1) American chestnut (C.
In "Philosopher's Corner: Genome Fidelity and the American Chestnut" (Issues, Summer 2017), Evelyn Brister presents a well-written and balanced account of the state of affairs regarding efforts to work around the blight plaguing these trees, and as someone who is in the middle of things, I have nothing to debate.
Miller served as President and as a board member of the Northern Nut Growers Association, is a longtime member of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF), serving on its board and Science Oversight Committee, and has served as president of the Ohio Chapter of TACF.
Art tile fireplaces, original stained-glass windows, and American chestnut pocket doors are just a few of the found treasures incorporated into the spaces.

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