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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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American Chestnut Restoration Research

Snapshot : Hundreds of blight-resistant American chestnut trees planted last winter in three national forests in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are thriving. SRS is monitoring the growth of the American chestnuts. In 2010, partners will test plant 500 more blight-resistant chestnuts in the three national forests.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Stacy Clark 
Research Location : North Carolina, Tennessee, Virgina
Research Station : Southern Research Station (SRS)
Year : 2010
Highlight ID : 266

Summary

In FY2009, SRS and partners took a major step toward restoring the American chestnut to Eastern forests. Forest Service partners include the Southern Research Station , the Southern Region of the National Forest System (NFS), and Forest Health and Protection (FHP). Additional partners include the University of Tennessee, the American Chestnut Foundation, and the Tennessee Division of Forestry. Hundreds of blight-resistant American chestnut trees planted last winter in three national forests in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are thriving. SRS is monitoring the growth of the American chestnuts. In 2010, partners will test plant 500 more blight-resistant chestnuts in the three national forests.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • University of Tennessee, the American Chestnut Foundation, and the Tennessee Division of Forestry.

Research Topics

Priority Areas

  • Resource Management and Use
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