24 01, 2020

American Chestnut Update: Big Funding News, Public Comment Needed, Seed Engraving, and a Podcast

By |2020-01-25T08:41:11-05:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Diseases and Insects, Forest Restoration, Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

(Above) Sergey Jivetin creates elaborate engravings on the shells of seeds, including a series carved on American chestnut seeds depicting The American Chestnut Foundation’s restoration efforts. One nut (enlarged) illustrates the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project’s insertion of the oxalate oxidase gene into the American chestnut [...]

28 12, 2016

Top Seven Blog Posts of 2016

By |2016-12-28T22:24:43-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Awards, Bare Root, Citizen Science, Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, Research, SMA, Top Blog Posts, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Council's blog was viewed more than 19,500 times in 2016! Here are the year's seven most-viewed posts. Blight-resistant chestnut seedlings. Photo by Allen Nichols Over a thousand people read Participate in the Reintroduction of the American Chestnut … by Simply Planting a Few Nuts. "Now [...]

15 01, 2016

Participate in the Reintroduction of the American Chestnut … by Simply Planting a Few Nuts

By |2017-10-01T22:58:49-04:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, Research|Tags: , |3 Comments

By Allen Nichols, President of The American Chestnut Foundation, New York Chapter Above: Allen Nichols doing a chestnut planting demonstration with home schoolers in Plattsburgh, NY. I became aware of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) when my father pointed out the remains of dead trees to me when [...]

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