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American chestnut

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Sometimes reaching a height of more than 100 feet tall with trunk diameters often well over 10 feet, the American chestnut was the giant of the eastern U.S. forests. There were once billions of them and their range stretched from Georgia and Alabama to Michigan, but the majestic tree was gone before forest science existed to document its role in the ecosystem.

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The Great American Chestnut Tree Revival - Modern Farmer

More than a century ago, billions of American chestnuts were wiped out by an invasive fungus. Now, scientists are working to restore the tree to its former glory.

American chestnuts. growing hope. - Natural Lands

In 1904, the chief gardener for the Bronx Zoo was making his rounds and noticed some of the American chestnut trees had orange speck-les on…

Growing American Chestnut Trees from Seed

Growing magnolia (Magnolia spp.) from seed can be done, however it should only be done with standard species. Hybrids and cultivars are problematic because they are a cross between two or more species, causing their seeds to grow with traits of the parents rather than the hybrid.

6 Types of Chestnut Trees to Provide Endless Nuts

These trees look beautiful and are practically found in most forests. All types of chestnut trees can also fulfill wildlife & human food needs

American chestnut trees

About 4 billion American chestnut trees once blanketed the east coast of USA, spreading in dense canopies from Maine to Mississippi and Florida. They all disappeared by the 1950s due to an invasive species of fungus that has made them extinct.

Genetic engineering could save an iconic American tree from extinction

Adding a single wheat gene helps the American chestnut withstand a fungal pathogen that nearly wiped them out.

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Researchers identify new threat to American chestnut trees

For lumber companies, the American chestnut was a nearly perfect tree—tall, straight, rot-resistant and easy to split. It also was prolific, sending up new shoots that grew quickly.

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