American Chestnut

Dr. William Powell works to restore the American chestnut
Dr. William Powell works to restore the American chestnut
SUNY ESF
Dr. William Powell of the SUNY College of Environment Science and Forestry is using genetic modification to restore what was once one of America's most valued natural resources. 
United States Forest Service
The American Chestnut tree was once the dominate "sequoia" of the Eastern US. But, tragically, the great tree succumbed to a fungus (or blight) that wiped out 99.9 percent of them. Billions of these giants were gone from the landscape in less than... Read More