American chestnut may rise again May 8, 2016 New Hampshire

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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 ...


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