Posts Tagged ‘ American Chestnut ’

Greenwich Land Trust Combats Invasive Pests

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

Greenwich Land Trust is also combating invasive pests by planting a special kind American Chestnut Tree. A pathogen wiped out four billion of these trees in the mid 1900s. “There’s been very long term, extensive efforts to breed resistance to the disease into the trees,” said Rutledge. “The Land Trust is going to be partnering

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Connecticut forest management efforts paying off as American chestnut tree makes a comeback

Dec 10th, 2011 | By

Much of the state’s forests are made up of only a handful of common tree species like oaks, maples, and birch, but biologists are working to diversify the Belding Wildlife Management Area by propagating two rare native tree species. Located in the Bolton Road and Valley Falls area, the 282-acre preserve was given to the

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Chestnut comeback seeded at Audubon site

May 9th, 2011 | By

Another act of the American chestnut tree’s comeback attempt was carried out at the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society’s Wigwam Brook Orchard on Saturday. Read more here: Chestnut comeback seeded at Audubon site The Republican-American.

Project hopes to restore chestnut trees

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

Litchfield Hills Audubon Society Treasurer John P. Baker said a partnership with the Connecticut Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation has begun to bear fruit. The Waterbury Republican-American reports.