A Chestnut Stump Oddity

I thought I would share three small file size pics of what I believe to be a chestnut stump and its “companion tree” that is growing on a mountainside in East Granby, CT. The remnant stump measures 30 inches in diameter at the widest point, which I'm guessing is what's left of a trunk portion […]

2008 Pollination Report

This summer, after five trees we hoped to pollinate did not work out, we went forward with creating lines from four new trees and made two re-pollinations. Between June 16 and June 29 flowers were pre-bagged to protect them from stray Chinese or hybrid chestnut pollen. Controlled pollinations were done June 27 to July 11, […]