Scientist from SUNY-ESF professor Dr. Powell on American Chestnut... "The American Chestnut's Genetic Rebirth". There is a web exclusive article "A New Generation of American Chestnut Trees May Redefine America's Forests." with interview from Dr. Powell, Dr. Leopold, and the SUNY-ESF Chestnut Research and Restoration Project.
This beautiful American Saddlebred mare, Wilmar November Rain, appears to carry the sooty gene on a chestnut base coat. Notice the smudgy coloration on her face and the darker shading in her mane. Cavalli Estates, South Africa.
A New Generation of American Chestnut Trees May Redefine America's Forests Before an exotic fungus nearly wiped them out in the late 1800s, abundant chestnut trees shaped the forest ecosystem, providing food and shelter for numerous other species. In coming decades Chestnut trees engineered to battle the fungus could restore these lost relationships