The American Chestnut
Foundation hopes that its breeding program will achieve complete success within another 30 to 50 years.
Today, the American Chestnut
Foundation (ACF), established by a group of plant breeders and geneticists in 1983, is working to create a hybrid tree with the disease resistance of the Chinese chestnut and the physical characteristics of the American.
org) is a free Internet-based curriculum that integrates math, science and social studies around thematic topics on the restoration of the American chestnut
tree and responsible stewardship of forests.
This doesn't even count species like the American chestnut
, which functionally died out before the Endangered Species Act was passed and therefore is not listed.
At the turn of the century, the majestic American chestnut
tree filled up the eastern forests and supported an entire complex ecosystem.
I believe that taiga deserves to be treated on its own in Bolen's book, and blight-resistant American chestnut
trees will be developed substantially sooner than Bolen indicates.
Even so, her show this summer had a certain fierce restlessness that got under your skin, and it gained power retrospectively, when Finley performed The American Chestnut
About 100 years ago, a blight destroyed most American chestnut
trees, but now they're coming back.
Michler and his colleagues have developed some individual butternut trees that are resistant to butternut canker; they are close to developing American chestnut
trees that are resistant to chestnut blight.
A full-sized American chestnut
was a sight to behold: a hundred feet in height, a trunk 10 feet in diameter, covered in white bracts of funky, acrid-smelling flowers.
Recent efforts to develop a blight-resistant hybrid form of the American chestnut
(Castanea dentata) have literally yielded fruit.
WORCESTER -- There will be a purpose taking root on two fronts as Worcester marks its Arbor Day on Friday with a celebration of the planting of 15 American chestnut
trees in several locations at Green Hill Park.
ozarkensis), a close relative of the American chestnut
(Castanea dentata) that has unfortunately shared the classic American tree's devastating fate.
(Castanea dentata) was once a major component of eastern North American forests.
But in the early 1900s, chestnut blight led to the near-extinction of the American chestnut