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  1. longleaf

    longleaf Pinnacle OPE Member

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    0FC37F39-90D0-4A3D-9341-74163E395E27.jpeg 5B3C0CF8-9FBB-4B7D-BF8B-9F0D629995BA.jpeg I have never seen one around here except the ones I planted from a friend in Tennessee. But found this American chestnut in the woods today
     
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    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    Better get them vines off there if they haven’t killed it already
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Nice! Was there anymore around it?
     
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    There were actually 2 smaller ones near by I assume they were males. They didn’t have nuts. Sounds backwards don’t it. They must be pollinating this one.
     
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    I showed them to the property owner I told him he needed to take care of them. The neighbor said he actually gathers some and takes them to a seed bank once a year.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    I'd clear out trees around them to give them some breathing room.
     
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    I have actually planted a few at my place. My friend allows the university of Tennessee to use a plot on his farm to breed them. He sends me left overs from time to time. But this was the first mature one I’ve seen.
     
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    Would be cool if they could manage to breed a blight resistant American Chestnut. Definitely worth keeping an eye on any that are around. If they keep grow bigger and display some sort of natural blight resistance, could be a priceless find for the forests of North America.
     
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    At daves farm the university plants a few hundred. They then inculcate them with the blight. They come back and take the survivors with them for breeding.
     
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    beaglebriar Mastermind Approved!

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    That's awesome!
     
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