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#2550250 - Sat Jan 21 2012 03:57 PM where can i buy chestnut trees
goatman Offline
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I'm looking to get some chestnut trees to plant, is there any that are blight free that i could plant?

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#2550257 - Sat Jan 21 2012 04:03 PM Re: where can i buy chestnut trees [Re: goatman]
PAGSPHUNTING Offline
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Loc: Penn Township,PA
Howard nursery has some on the commision site

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#2550405 - Sat Jan 21 2012 06:08 PM Re: where can i buy chestnut trees [Re: PAGSPHUNTING]
Springer Rage Offline
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Loc: Delaware County
Are you looking for american chestnut or chinese chestnut.

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#2550758 - Sat Jan 21 2012 09:43 PM Re: where can i buy chestnut trees [Re: Springer Rage]
goatman Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Springer Rage
Are you looking for american chestnut or chinese chestnut.


I would like american chestnut

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#2550768 - Sat Jan 21 2012 09:51 PM Re: where can i buy chestnut trees [Re: goatman]
hdt Offline
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There is a group you can join (american chestnut assoication?) and I believe members can buy one or two seedlings from them-I think they are very expensive.

Look around on the internet for the group.
The American Chestnut Foundation
160 Zillicoa Street, Suite D
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-281-0047
Fax: 828-253-5373
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#2551641 - Sun Jan 22 2012 03:10 PM Re: where can i buy chestnut trees [Re: goatman]
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 Originally Posted By: goatman
 Originally Posted By: Springer Rage
Are you looking for american chestnut or chinese chestnut.


I would like american chestnut


There is no 100% disease resistant American Chestnut.

Chinese Chestnut is the closest thing.
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#2552404 - Tue Jan 24 2012 02:01 PM Re: where can i buy chestnut trees [Re: goatman]
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If you plant American Chestnut, they will get the blight and die. They may survive long enough to produce some nuts, but in the end they ALL will get the blight.

The day is coming when a blight resistant American Chestnut will be available, and when it does, WE ALL NEED TO HELP BRING IT BACK!
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#2554408 - Wed Jan 25 2012 04:09 PM Re: where can i buy chestnut trees [Re: goatman]
hdt Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 05 2009
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Loc: pa
They are producing trees now that they are hoping are more resistant to the blight.

You can still find American chestnut trees growing as stump or root sprouts some of these get big enough to produce a few nuts but all of these trees are clones of the parent so they have no resistance.

If you check into the foundation I posted above, you will see what generation of tree they are now growing and how optimistic they are about being able to someday bring this great tree back.
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#2555270 - Wed Jan 25 2012 10:47 PM Re: where can i buy chestnut trees [Re: goatman]
HomeintheWoods Offline
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Loc: Northern PA
Dunstan chestnuts are a near pure American chestnut. google them and you will find a number of nurseries
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#2555284 - Wed Jan 25 2012 11:00 PM Re: where can i buy chestnut trees [Re: goatman]
rrroae Offline
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Loc: pa,crawford county
Once in awhile you still get a good growing American Chestnut.


This one on our property was doing very well until a bear decided to claw up the tree and then the blight got hold of it.








I'd get some Dunstan Chestnuts like homeinthewoods suggested but they are pricey.
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