by Leila Pinchot
I visited the orchard today, and I was delighted to see that 15 of the 20 nuts have sent up shoots (see attached photo). Nuts can sometimes wait until July to sprout, so we may have even more seedlings develop. Thank you all for planting the orchard, and thank you especially to Kevin and Deanna for keeping a close eye on the orchard since the planting.
I look forward to my next visit!
A view of a beautiful new American chestnut seedling emerging from its nut as viewed down a Bluex Tree Tube Shelter. Photographer Leila Pinchot [click on photo to see larger version]