A Remarkable American chestnut

Tree Information
Common Name: American chestnut
Scientific name: Castanea dentata
Category: Other
Notes: The tree is remarkable for just being alive--it's a 15 feet tall American Chestnut. Researchers are trying to restore the American Chestnut which vanished as the major tree in American forests due to chestnut blight. This is the only tree that survived of the dozen or so seedlings that were planted at Selu Conservancy.
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Nominator: Joan Kark
Location of Tree
County/City: Montgomery
Name of tree owner: Radford University
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