This is a follow-up to our recent discussion about the loss of the American Chestnut to a blight. Therefore, I would like to address efforts to restore this majestic tree to our forest. The return of the American Chestnut.
The American Chestnut Foundation and the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project have made great strides in developing a blight resistant chestnut. Furthermore, they have the same qualities of the original tree through breeding and transgenic programs.
There is hope that future Americans and wildlife will once again enjoy all that the American Chestnut has to offer. If you are interested in the restoration of the American Chestnut, I highly recommend this 15 minute Ted Talk on these efforts.