Chestnuts in flower

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
July 16, 2016

Chestnuts in flower

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A century after an imported pathogenic fungus from Asia decimated billions of American chestnut trees (Castanea dentata) in the eastern United States, what remains of these once magnificent trees are the small root sprouts, easily found in forests if you keep an eye out for the distinctive toothed leaves. These sapling-sized trees grow some ten […]

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Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part two

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 18, 2013

Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part two

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[chestnut_gallery2] In our last post we learned about the chestnut and its great value for food and timber. This time around we’ll see what happens to a species, in this case the American chestnut (Castanea dentata), in the face of introduced disease. Chestnut Blight and the Pennsylvania Chestnut Tree Blight Commission Chestnut bark blight fungus […]

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Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part one

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 10, 2013