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‘This is Love’ Podcast – Episode 40: “Grandfather of the Forest”

Chandis and Violet Klinger alongside their son Hans (left), daughter Kristy (right), and chestnut trees planted around their home.

On November 17, 2021, the This is Love podcast released its 40th episode titled “Grandfather of the Forest,” exploring the multigenerational journey of American chestnut restoration. Host Phoebe Judge speaks with passionate TACF members Blair and Mary Carbaugh, Kristy Klinger, and TACF Director of Restoration Sara Fitzsimmons, gaining insight into the motivations of those who plant trees under the shade of which they will never sit. Emphasized in this episode is the legacy of love for the tree that has driven efforts for its rescue for over 40 years. This is Love creates an inspiring story that tells the tale of the American chestnut rescue mission, one that blends history, science, and of course, love. Listen here.