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.
It is a controversial photo. I have actually reversed it for the purposes of this image. But back to the controversy, the picture is part of a series taken by a a logging company (Whithead if I remember right) advertising their holdings in the January 1910 American Lumberman. I did some research at the Forest History Society here in Durham, NC.
The number of dead trees in California’s drought-stricken forests has risen dramatically to more than 102 million in what officials described as an unparalleled ecological disaster that heightens the danger of massive wildfires and damaging erosion.
Tumwater Washington American Chestnuts - Chestnut in Rain We were led there by a small snippet from a Discover Magazine article, I had read in 2004 entitled “Return of the King of Trees“. This article was my very first exposure to the American chestnut. It’s safe to say the article made an impact on me… and in said article, they just happened to mention “the largest healthy American chestnut in the United States” resided in Tumwater in what used to be called Olympic Memorial Park.