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American chestnuts in the Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina in 1910.

American Chestnut Blight - Greatest Forest Loss in History There were once almost 4 billion  American chestnuts and they were among  the largest, tallest, and fastest-growing trees in the eastern forest. The wood  was long-lasting, straight-grained, and suitable for furniture, fencing, and  building. The nuts fed billions of birds and animals. It was almost a perfect  tree - that is, until it was killed by a blight a century ago. That blight has  been called the greatest ecological disaster…

American Chestnut the american chestnut tree was once the redwood of the east, until a deadly blight struck in 1902 in new york state this documentary explores the work of american chestnut researchers who may one day restore this native giant of forest trees to appalachia music compositions and video capture by thomas nassif

New genetically engineered American chestnut will help restore the decimated, iconic tree

from MNN - Mother Nature Network

Iconic chestnut tree poised for comeback

Great news! The American Chestnut tree is making a comeback!

Chestnut | Library of Congress

Philanthropist Shelli Stanback preserves old Richmond Hill property, city's largest urban forest

1 pdfs pr StanbackGift.pdf


Old Trees May Soon Meet Their Match

Bristlecone pines, which live in extreme conditions about two miles above sea level, are being challenged by a fungus and the native pine bark beetle.

dead tree drawing black and white