May 21, 2006

American Chestnut Trees Found

This is wonderful news:
ABC News: Rare American Chestnut Trees Discovered: A stand of American chestnut trees that somehow escaped a blight that killed off nearly all their kind in the early 1900s has been discovered along a hiking trail not far from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House at Warm Springs.
The woods that we have around here are totally different from those in which the chestnut lives and I've spent little time in those eastern forests. But I can imagine what it would do to the woods I love to have a key member disappear. It would be like losing all of the western hemlock from our woods.

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