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2012-03-19 15:59:38

Reintroduction of the American Chestnut tree after billions died due to blight could be accomplished more effectively thanks to a software tool developed and recently tested by the University of Cincinnati.

2011-03-28 10:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The decline and restoration of the American chestnut tree will be the topic of the next lecture in the South Mountain Speakers Series on Thursday, April 7 at the Penn National Community in Fayetteville, Franklin County. Dave Armstrong of the American Chestnut Foundation will offer a free lecture, "Restoring the Chestnut," beginning at 7 p.m.

2011-02-23 14:53:00

BIG ISLAND, Va., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific and The American Chestnut Foundation, in a joint effort to reintroduce the American chestnut to its native habitat, planted 560 test chestnut saplings today at the Georgia-Pacific Big Island, Va., mill.

2009-09-23 13:45:00

The American chestnut was a dominant species in eastern US's forests before a blight wiped it out in the early 1900s.

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2009-06-10 11:23:43

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2008-04-06 00:00:00

In a double-barreled approach to environmental restoration, Appalachian mountains scarred by strip-mining are being planted with American chestnut trees, a species that has been all but wiped out in the United States by a fungus.

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2007-11-22 15:00:00

The American Chestnut Foundation oversees a tree-breeding program with chapters in 15 Eastern states and is closing in on blight-resistant American chestnuts trees it hopes could revive the species.


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