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Healthy American chestnut hybrid growing in Western North Carolina.
Wild American chestnut trees (lower third) growing in Western North Carolina.
A catkin blooms on this young American chestnut hybrid.
New leaf growth on an American chestnut at Meadowview Research Farms, Virginia.
American chestnut burs and nuts from a tree in Maryland.
An open American chestnut bur.
An American chestnut infected with blight.
This man (lower right third) is dwarfed by a large surviving American chestnut in Kentucky.
TACF volunteers help plant a seed orchard at Seven Islands State Park in TN.
A freshly planted seedling at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is surrounded by a cage to protect it from deer browse.
A TACF volunteer plants hybrid chestnut seeds in a greenhouse at the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park.
Progeny test orchard at Meadowview Research Farms in Meadowview, Virginia.
Meadowview Greenhouse and Shade Houses at Meadowview Research Farms in Meadowview, Virginia.
A dewy sunrise at Meadowview Research Farms in Meadowview, Virginia.
Students at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry perform stem inoculations on small transgenic trees in New York.
Planting transgenic seedlings at an orchard in New York.
Pollination workshop at
State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).
Chestnut Giants, Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina, circa 1910. Photo credit: Forest History Society.
The Family of James and Caroline Shelton pose by a large dead American chestnut tree in Tremont Falls, Tennessee, circa 1920. Photo credit: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Library.
Gathering Chestnuts, by JW Lauderbach, from The Art Journal of 1878.