Thursday, September 24, 2009

return of the chestnut?

In Arkansas, our local variation of the chestnut is called the chinkapin. But it, like nearly all the rest of were killed by chestnut blight. You will still find a few chinkapin leaves growing in the forest here from old root systems. Stalks with leaves grow to a certain small size and then die.This article sent by reader John Deal describes the efforts to restore this important species to the American forest.

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