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.
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.
I decided to share with you an experiment that came out of an attempt to save American chestnut
trees, the same techniques were incorporated there as were here.
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
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.