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Restoring chestnut forests, one tree at a time

Restoring chestnut forests, one tree at a time

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, January 12, 2015/Categories: natural history, sustainability, environment

Once, American chestnut  forests  stretched from Maine to Georgia and into the mid-West. Billions of trees perished from a fungus inadvertently introduced from Asia. Research is now underway by the   American Chestnut Foundation    to produce a fungus resistant tree for restoration on degraded landscapes in the once vast range of the iconic tree:



Soon, you may have the  opportunity to plant a few resistant saplings yourself.

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