The future of native trees depends on us [Chestnut Tree] January 16, 2012 New York

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The future of native trees depends on us January 16, 2012 New York, BlueRidgeNow.com 

The American chestnut ranked as the most important wildlife plant in the eastern United States depended upon by ... white-tailed deer ... Endothia parasitica, the chestnut blight, was introduced to the United States from Japanese chestnut nursery stock at the turn of the last century. The blight is said to have spread 50 miles a year, killing every chestnut in New York City by 1912. By the 1940s, there was scarcely a chestnut tree left ...


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