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Last Edited  01/23/2022

The Genus Castanea has several species throughout the world.

The original Chestnut Habitat was the Eastern United States.

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

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

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

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

  1. Growing American Chestnuts

  2. Planting Instructions pdf

  3. Grafting For Resistance

  4. Managing Aging Clearcuts For American Chestnut Revival

Making Cages for Seedling Protection  

Bark Grafting Pictures

Nutgrafting Technique  

Integrated Management for Chestnut Blight Control

Reclaiming the American Chestnut's Old Dominion

The "Nathan Pease" tree 

A few Pictures   

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

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

INTEGRATED USE OF RESISTANCE, HYPOVIRULENCE, AND FOREST MANAGEMENT TO CONTROL BLIGHT ON AMERICAN CHESTNUT

 2010 PRESENTATION Blight resistance/control research with large, surviving American chestnut trees, and Chinese chestnut trees over 30 years

IMPACT OF AMERICAN CHESTNUT BLIGHT ON FOREST COMMUNITIES Research Presentation

When Money Grew on Trees

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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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