The Chestnut Grove Academy

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The Genus Castanea has several species throughout the world.

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How to tell the Difference Between American and Chinese Chestnuts

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The original Chestnut Habitat was the Eastern United States.

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The North American invasion of the Blight Fungus was catastrophic for chestnut trees.

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The ACCF revival project is based on a program of Breeding For Blight Resistance .

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The ACCF Step by Step Breeding for Blight Resistance  strategy including pictures of resistance sources, pollinating and grafting.

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The ACCF revival project will succeed because of Restoration Efforts of many volunteers:

  1. Growing American Chestnuts

  2. Grafting For Resistance

  3. Managing Aging Clearcuts For American Chestnut Revival

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Making Cages for Seedling Protection  

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Bark Grafting Pictures

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Nutgrafting Technique  

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Integrated Management for Chestnut Blight Control

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Reclaiming the American Chestnut's Old Dominion

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The "Nathan Pease" tree 

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A few Pictures   

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Chestnut Lore stores memories of the days when American chestnut dominated our Eastern forest.

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The American Chestnut Bibliography popular magazine articles, followed by scientific papers of ACCF researchers.

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Related Links 

Answers to LEAF QUIZ (from bottom of Castanea Page): 1 & 6 are Allegheny Chinquapins, 2 & 5 are Chinese chestnuts, and 3 & 4 are American chestnuts.

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