What About Chestnut Trees? Zoom presentation
Join us to hear about Chestnut trees from WLT member, Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, Emerita, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven. Bring your questions to ask after the slide show! Dr. Sandy has researched American chestnut trees, Castanea dentata, and other nut trees for more than 50 years. American chestnuts were used and spread by Native Americans; the Appalachians were the heart of their range. They were huge forest and timber trees. There were few chestnut trees in Massachusetts before European settlement, but because of their larger nuts, European species were quickly planted. Sadly, two imported diseases greatly reduced the populations and vigor of American and European Chestnuts. Because of their unique qualities, efforts have been made over many decades to produce hybrid chestnuts for forest and timber, as well as for orchards and eating.
You must register for the event by 5pm on the day of the event, Tuesday February 22nd, to have the Zoom link sent to you the day of the presentation. Ensure that you provide a name and an email address for the Attendee.
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