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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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American chestnut

Found this American chestnut growing in Somerset county. Like most, its got the blight, but is still hanging in there. The tree is probably about 8 inches in diameter and full of fruit.

The chestnut's will to survive gives me hope that someday they'll once again be a healthy and functioning part of our forests.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 10:29 PM
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Nice pics, I found a Chestnut tree last year

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What ashame. I can remember years back, in central Penna, we had them in abundance.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 11:13 PM
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Still 3 left behind camp. One (the 4th) succumbed to the blight this year. Another up on the hill about a half mile in. Such a tough tree, they try to sprout even after being cut down. Good luck to the American Chestnut Assoc. breeding a blight resistant tree. They are almost there.

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Re: American chestnut

I have one with fruit behind my house but it looks like it's got the blight also. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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