After finding juvenile American Chestnuts during a hike with my dad, I discovered the historical journey and possible future of the American Chestnut.
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.
Resurrecting a Legendary Giant of the Forest that can Absorb Nearly Every American's Carbon Footprint
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