Chestnut trees

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Chestnut trees

Postby Kingfisher » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:24 pm ... Trees.aspx

Never knew this until I read about it as a food source for deer. Don't look like they will grow here but they will east of here.
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Re: Chestnut trees

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:33 pm

I hope their info is correct.I have worked with the American Chestnut Foundation planting several acres of 15/16 true American Chestnut and have been quoted that the cross cost almost $250 per seedling by the time they are planted. There were several trees across the east that the blight did not bother. But its been almost 100 years and there is no quick answer. Like the chinese chestnut the worms get into the nut if not sprayed and well taken care of.
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