Stand of Rare Chestnut Trees Discovered

A stand of American chestnut trees that escaped the blight, has been discovered near President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House at Warm Springs, Ga.

This find has created quite a flurry of news and stirred excitement among those working to restore the American chestnut raising hopes that scientists might be able to use the pollen to breed a more resistant tree. There is a story about finding this mother tree on the Georgia Chapter web site

This has also been widely reported in the news as you can read in the accounts below.

Grand Rapids Press May 21st

Macon Times May 21st

NY Times May 21st

Washington Post May 21st

WIS Columbia South Carolina May 21st

CBS News May 21st

Sky Valley Journal , Wyoming May 21st

Macon Telegraph May 21st

The Chattanoogan May 21st

ABC News May 21st

Independent Online Cape Town (South Africa) May 21st May 21st

Chicago Tribune May 21st

Boston Globe May 21st May 21st

Los Angeles Times May 20th

The Washington Times May 20th

Newsday May 19th

Houston Chronicle May 19th

ABC News May 19th

Lakeland Ledger May 19th

Access North Georgia May 19th

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Bill Adamsen

Bill Adamsen

Bill Adamsen is a member of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Board of Directors. He served as Chapter President for eight years.

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