There used to be 4 billion American chestnut trees, but they all disappeared
Heather Gilligan

Great work on this article Heather. My dad was an arborist and used to talk about this issue. I remember hearing about groves in isolated parts that people thought might “regenerate” the species beyond the sapling stages. The talk reminded me a little of the buzz over the possible sighting of an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in the bayous of Louisiana in recent years. Hoping to see either of them again someday. Thanks!

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