American Chestnut Trees

Watch Them Grow

American chestnut seeds and seedlings were planted in Tennessee on reclaimed mine land prepared by the Forestry Reclamation Approach (FRA) in the spring of 2008.  Researchers from the University of Tennessee are studying the growth of the chestnuts through a grant from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining.  Data from the study will be used when blight-resistant American chestnut hybrids are available for planting on mine sites prepared by the Forestry Reclamation Approach in future years. 

You can watch them grow here.

Summer 2008:

White Oak
FRA site
White Oak
FRA site
White Oak
FRA site

(Note the
flowers)

Zeb Mountain
volunteer planting
Zeb Mountain
volunteer planting
 
Zeb Mountain
UT planting
Zeb Mountain
UT planting
Zeb Mountain
UT and volunteer
plantings
Elk Valley School

 

 
Elk Valley
School
Elk Valley
School
Elk Valley School planting at Zeb Mountain

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