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:

Margaret D said...

Well at least some remain.

Pat Hatt said...

Fungus sure can screw many a species

RO said...

That's the pits! Hugs...RO

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

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Martha said...

That's news to me!

Birgit said...

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