American chestnut


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Synonyms for American chestnut

large tree found from Maine to Alabama

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A nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the American chestnut to its native eastern forests, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) has taken part in a painstaking effort that involved crossing the tall American chestnuts with the much shorter, blight-resistant Chinese chestnuts, planting them and waiting for the seedlings to grow--a time frame of 6 to 7 years.
For more on efforts to restore this mast species, check out the American Chestnut Foundation's website: acf.
We see no better example of that than the planting in Worcester's Green Hill Park this past Arbor Day, of 15 "back-crossed'' American chestnut trees.
In the process, they've become part of an innovative but long-shot effort to restore one of America's lost icons: the American chestnut tree.
Chestnut Hill Tree Farm specializes in growing Dunstan hybrid chestnuts, a blight-resistant variety that is a cross between a disease-resistant American chestnut discovered in the 1950s and three Chinese chestnut varieties.
When I learned I'd won the residency, I had three months to delve into the history of the American chestnut tree before arriving at Bernheim, where, I hoped, I would get to see some of the hybrids.
Cryphonectria parasitica is an introduced fungal pathogen responsible for the decline of the American chestnut, Castanea dentata.
In 1904, the New York Zoological Park's (now the Bronx Zoo) chief forester, Hermann Mekel, noticed a fungus on some of his American chestnut trees.
which would eventually wipe out almost all American chestnut trees, is introduced to U.
Introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree not only would bring back the all-but-extinct species, but put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth's atmosphere, maintains researcher Douglass Jacobs in the journal, Forest Ecology and Management.
American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was once a major component of eastern North American forests.
Through a collection of art, photos, stories, poems, anecdotes, and reflections, this volume tells the story of the American chestnut and the struggle to save it from extinction.
A June study from Purdue University shows that a new American chestnut hybrid would not only bring back the near-extinct tree, but also act as a sponge for greenhouse gases.
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Purdue University, US, has shown that that introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree would not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth's atmosphere.
We are right on the cusp of seeing the results of our work to develop a tree resistant to blight, but that Looks and grows like American chestnut," said Bryan Burhans, president and CE0 of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF).
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