Chestnuts http://nhpr.org en Granite Geek: A Slow, Hard Road Back For American Chestnut Trees http://nhpr.org/post/granite-geek-slow-hard-road-back-american-chestnut-trees <p>For decades now, <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1040139-469/resurrecting-the-chestnut-tree-requires-patience-effort.html">scientists and volunteers in the Northeast have been trying to bring back the American chestnut tree</a>, which a century ago comprised about 25 percent of New England’s forests.</p><p>Blight nearly wiped out the American chestnut, and it did so quickly. Restoring the tree is taking a little more time, in part because the blight is still out there.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:47:11 +0000 Brady Carlson 50780 at http://nhpr.org Granite Geek: A Slow, Hard Road Back For American Chestnut Trees Restoring the American Chestnut http://nhpr.org/post/restoring-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 http://nhpr.org Restoring the American Chestnut Harvesting Chestnuts In The Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/harvesting-chestnuts-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 http://nhpr.org Harvesting Chestnuts In The Granite State