Chestnut Trees


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... Before the first Europeans arrived, and for a long time after, the forests of eastern North America looked very different than they do today... Those forests were also dominated by American chestnuts ... wiped out by a blight... deer love acorns, a preference for chestnuts is still permanently encoded into their DNA. They recognize the nutritional superiority of chestnuts ...  Chestnut tree seeds ... Chestnut trees ...

American chestnut may rise again May 8, 2016 New Hampshire, Concord Monitor
... the ongoing effort to restore the American chestnut to eastern forests. Six trees – crossbred with the blight-resistant Chinese chestnut over multiple generations – were planted on Concord land ... could produce as many as 6,000 nuts, which because they were loaded with protein and vitamins were a vital food staple for bears, deer and other wildlife ..
Restoring the American chestnut by researching its genome July 23, 2019 Virginia Tech
...a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will help Associate Professor Jason Holliday of the College of Natural Resources and Environment research methods to utilize the genetic diversity of remaining trees as part of broader efforts to introduce disease-resistant American chestnuts to U.S. forests...

Restoring the American chestnut by researching its genome July 23, 2019 Virginia, EurekAlert 
... In 1904, a fungal blight was first discovered on trees in New York City, accidentally introduced via imported Asian chestnut trees. The invader spread quickly ... The large tree was a crucial food source, producing nuts that were a staple in the diets of white-tailed deer ...

ODNR helping restore chestnut trees to Ohio landscapes January 4, 2016 Morrow County Sentinel
... Native populations of American chestnut were devastated by the chestnut blight disease that was introduced to the U.S. during the early 1900s...  until its decline in population, provided important food for bear, deer, turkey ...
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