Chestnut and Invertebrate Extinctions

A few weeks ago I had the chance to speak to Dr. David Wagner at the University of CT about the functional extinction of the American chestnut and he commented with an anecdote I'd not heard before. He pointed out that the functional extinction of the American chestnut accounts for a significant percentage of the […]

Pre-Blight Chestnut Mast Estimates

By Bill Adamsen – Wilton, CT Director of The American Chestnut Foundation, President, CT Chapter Several months ago a friend sent a link to an article which provides evidence that chestnut really was a dependable source of food for wildlife – something frequently mentioned – but without documentation. After reading the article Hard Mast Production […]