Appalachia Series on PBS

PBS has put out a series, Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People, which features American chestnut in the final segment. This segment, Power and Place, is airing this weekend, though from what I found, at some inopportune times. Thought members might be interested. Seems odd that it's not airing in prime time (most PBS […]

The Prospect of Loss

by Bill Adamsen Against the new fungus enemy, scientists at the Botanical Gardens, and at the Laboratory of Forest Pathology at Washington, will muster their forces in the interest of the lovers of chestnut parks and woodlands. the New York Times – May 1908 As we age, experience tempers our perspective on loss with incredulity […]

Observations While Hiking in the Woods

Illustrations by Dr. Fred Paillet about American chestnut Some of you may be aware that Dr. Paillet has been a major contributor to the training for the Appalachian Mountain Club Mega Transect project. Anyone who has read Dr. Paiilet's papers is aware that he is a master observer – one who draws meaningful inferences from […]