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Kerr Scott Chestnut Trees

The American chestnut tree once dominated our eastern forests. Over 100 years ago the chestnut blight essentially wiped the tree out. The American Chestnut Foundation and the Kerr Scott Army Corps of Engineers have teamed up in a research planting of potentially blight resistant American Chestnuts in a Silviculture Research Study. The study area received the most advanced chestnut trees available to resist the chestnut blight and the trees are planted in a real forest setting. A large group of volunteers showed up to provide the manpower for planting the 650 seedlings. Students from West Wilkes High School, ASU, and Wilkes Community were on hand. There were individuals local to Wilkes and I

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