There used to be 4 billion American chestnut trees, but they all disappeared
Heather Gilligan
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In the house I was raised in, we had two on the property. The power company came and clear cut a section of the woods to make clearance for overhead power lines, killing one of the trees. The remaining one still produces a healthy crop every year. I love going back home and gathering a bag of chestnuts every year. They’re a bit of work to cook with, but they taste amazing.

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