Articles & Books About Chestnuts

Articles

The articles summarized above have appeared in an NNGA Annual report and are an example of the kind of information in the NNGA library. An index of NNGA Annual Reports from 1910 – 1974 which can lead you to other articles on chestnuts is available for purchase. An online index of nutshell articles through 2013 is also available on this website.

When ordering an article, its name, length, and the Annual Report it is in is required. Note this information for inclusion on the library request.

  • Growing Chinese Chestnuts in Missouri by University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, 1999, 12 pages
  • The Chestnut Marketing Association by R.D. Wallace, 4 pp

85th Annual Report of the Northern Nut Growers Association – 1994
R.D. Wallace discusses potential markets for American-grown Chestnuts and the role of the Chestnut Marketing Association in the marketing process.

  • The Clearwing Chestnut Moth, Synanthedon castaneae(Busck) (Lepidoptera:Sesiidae) and Two Other Clearwings trapped in Connecticut by S.L. Anagnostakis, K.M. Welch, K. Scarborough and T.D. Eichlin, 3 pp

85th Annual Report of the Northern Nut Growers Association – 1994
Anagnostakis, et al. provide results of insect traps for several species of chestnut moth.

  • Inheritance of Juvenile Leaf and Stem Morphological Traits in Crosses of Chinese and American Chestnut by F.V. Hebard, 12 pp

85th Annual Report of the Northern Nut Growers Association – 1994
A scientific article describing genetic experiments and studies on cross breeding Chinese and American chestnuts. The aim of this work is to transfer the blight resistance of the Chinese chestnut to the American chestnut.

  • Protecting Chestnut Trees from Blight by S.L. Anagnostakis, 6 pp

85th Annual Report of the Northern Nut Growers Association – 1994
Sandra Anagnostakis describes the use of mudpacks and hypovirulence to prevent the destruction of chestnut trees.

  • Dreaming the American Chestnut Dream by William L. Cicciarelli, 3 pp

85th Annual Report of the Northern Nut Growers Association – 1994
William Cicciarelli takes issue with cross breeding the American and Chinese Chestnut in favor of selective pollination. “At what generation can it be assured that all future generations will have the physical traits and genes of the American chestnut? This may also be a long path.”

  • An Update on Growing and Marketing Chestnuts on the Pacific Coast by Omroa Bhagwandin, 7 pp

85th Annual Report of the Northern Nut Growers Association – 1994
Omroa Bhagwandin discusses West Coast nurseries, chestnut orcharding on the West Coast, and a 1992 marketing report.

  • Graft Compatibility Among Chestnut (Castanea) Species by H. Huang, J.D. Norton, G.E. Boyhan, and B.R. Abrahams, 9 pp

85th Annual Report of the Northern Nut Growers Association – 1994
Hongwen Huang, J.D. Norton, G.E. Boyhan and B.R. Abrahams discuss the results of grafting American, Japanese, and Chinese chestnuts.

Books & Files

  • AMERICAN CHESTNUT: THE LIFE, DEATH, AND REBIRTH OF A PERFECT TREE by Susan Freinkel, 2007, 284 pp
  • IF A TREE FALLS: REDISCOVERING THE GREAT AMERICAN CHESTNUT by Douglas Buege, 2008, 186 pp
  • MIGHT GIANTS: AN AMERICAN CHESTNUT ANTHOLOGY Chris Bolgiano, Ed., 2007, 285 pp
  • THE CHESTNUT COOK BOOK by Annie Bhagwandin, 1996, 123 pp
  • IL CASTAGNO DA FRUTTO (Italian) Paglietta, Roberto and Giancarlo Bounous, 1979, 189 pp
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI CENTER FOR AGROFORESTRY PAMPHLETS: Why Chestnuts