A Remarkable American chestnut

Tree Information
Common Name: American chestnut
Scientific name: Castanea dentata
Category: Unique tree
Notes: These trees represent different generations of American chestnut trees with increasing levels of blight resistance and American genetics. Note the bags on trees that cover chestnut flowers and serve to control pollination. These trees are growing at the American Chestnut Foundation national experimental farm in Meadowview, Washington County.
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Nominator: Dr. Fred Hebard
Location of Tree
County/City: Washington
Name of tree owner: The American Chestnut Foundation
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