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American chestnut

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Just finished planting a couple chestnut trees. My SIL gave them to us. They came from the American chestnut hybridizing work at WVU. They've been working on crossing native American chestnut with Chinese to make them blight resistant. These are 94% American.
I never dreamed the day would come when I could plant these trees. Hoping to be able to buy a bunch in the spring and just plug them in here and there on the ridge. I know I'll never live long enough to see them in their glory....but you gotta start somewhere.
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There's a lot of excitement around the american chessnut. Got really big when they found one still alive 5 or 10 years back.

Personally, I think I'd rather see more effective targeted anti-fungals than hybridized plants in the wild.

Peace favor your sword,
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