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AMER. CHESTNUT

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Nut Grower's Guide -- Chestnut: American Chestnut


American Chestnuts are:
  • A Very Large Deciduous Tree (Castanea dentata)
  • Hardy to Zone 4
  • Susceptible To Chestnut Blight
  • Once a Major Species of the Appalachian Forest
  • By 1950 the Entire Eastern Population had Been Decimated
  • Active Programs for Breeding Blight Resistant American Chestnuts
  • Fast Growing Hardwood
  • Valuable Timber - Rot Resistant
  • Timber Type Tree (100 ft. or more)
  • Annual Crop of Small But Sweet Nuts
  • Relished by All Wildlife
  • Hypo-virulence - Hope for American Chestnut

Click AmericanChestnut.pdf for pictures of American Chestnut.


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