25 03, 2021

American Chestnut Restoration Update: Next Steps in the Deregulation Process for the Transgenic Tree

By |2021-04-02T13:14:23-04:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Diseases and Insects|Tags: , |0 Comments

As many of you know, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF)’s research partners at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), are in the process of working with governmental agencies in an effort to deregulate the Darling 58 transgenic American chestnut tree. The first public comment period [...]

30 12, 2020

Top Five NYSUFC Blog Posts of 2020

By |2021-02-27T23:05:58-05:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Essays and Reflections, SMA, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

B&B (balled-and-burlapped) trees are useful for certain species at certain sizes in spring vs. fall, but bare root is often a workable, much more affordable and volunteer-friendly alternative. Photo Courtesy Nina Bassuk #1 Transplanting and a Deeper Look at “Fall Hazards” This post resonates! It’s been [...]

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 [...]

10 05, 2018

Chestnut Tree Restoration: Help by Planting Nuts for “Mother Trees”

By |2018-05-15T08:46:32-04:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits|Tags: , |4 Comments

Open-grown (full sun) American chestnut trees can flower in just three years. Photo by Allen Nichols “We need people all over NY and in other states to plant pure wild American chestnuts so they have ‘mother trees’ to cross with our blight-resistant tree, when it [...]

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