Return of the American Chestnut

See GNXP for the exciting tale of the return of the American chestnut tree, Castanea dentata, wiped out by chestnut blight over 50 years ago. They say they’re “breeding” a new blight-resistant strain, but I wonder if genetic engineering is also involved.

If you’d like to help restore the King of the Forest, consider a donation to The American Chestnut Foundation.

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