Re: American Chestnut !
This tree has haunted me since I was a young boy. I was reading a book on Whitetail Deer, by Leonard Lee Rue, and in it he mentioned that we will never know the full impact of the loss of the American Chestnut on the deer population. I thought to myself what the heck is he talking about. That was a very long time ago, and today I can't go into one of Pa. woodlots and not know that something is missing. The forest that we spend so much time in just does not look like it should, something is very wrong.
The good news is we are very close to starting to right this wrong. But it will take an army...a CHESTNUT PLANTING ARMY!
It's breeding,training...and something unknown.