Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fact of the Day: American Chestnut

A once plentiful tree in the Eastern United States, the American chestnut tree was almost wiped out entirely by a blight (fungus) in the 20th century. While the trees are not technically extinct, very few remain in comparison to how many existed. 

8 comments:

  1. Fungus sure can screw many a species

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  2. That's the pits! Hugs...RO

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  3. Well, THAT accounts for the lack of chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . . .

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  6. I forgot about that nasty fungus...so many trees are getting hit. The elm tree got hit many years back with the Dutch Elm disease

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