Chestnuts en Restoring the American Chestnut <p>Thanksgiving leftovers in my kitchen include Chinese chestnut-stuffing. Most people know that our American chestnut trees were decimated by an Asian fungus detected in 1904 that killed untold billions of trees and wiped-out one of the most common and most important lumber and wildlife trees from eastern forests before 1940.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 17007 at Restoring the American Chestnut Harvesting Chestnuts In The Granite State <p>Its fall in New England and that means apples, cranberries, pumpkins, and – about a hundred years ago – it meant chestnuts.</p><p>But last century an invasive blight wiped out chestnuts on the East Coast. So in order to get the feel of the autumns of yester-year, NHPR checked in with the effort to bring the once mighty chestnut back to New Hampshire forests.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:37:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14714 at Harvesting Chestnuts In The Granite State