Restoring America’s chestnut tree

October 31, 2013

Walhalla is a city with a Chestnut Street. But, like other parts of the eastern U-S, Walhalla has no chestnut trees. Until a blight wiped out the trees by the 1950s, the American chestnut populated eastern U-S forests and served as a food source for both animals and people. The U-S Forest Service believes it is a step closer to restoring the tree to the mountains of western North Carolina. There, researchers and partners planted close to 1,000 potentially-blight resistant American chestnut trees starting in 2009. Today most have survived, most are healthy and growing steadily.

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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