Help save the great American Chestnut Tree
More than a century ago, billions of American chestnuts were wiped out by an invasive fungus. Now, scientists are working to restore the tree to its former glory.
The American chestnut’s annual production of highly nutritious nuts was extremely reliable. At the turn of the 20th century it was ranked as one of the most important wildlife plants in the East. The nuts were a major cash crop for rural economies in the region, and many wildlife species depended extensively on them. Bear, deer, wild turkey, squirrels, many birds and small mammals – and once, the huge flocks of passenger pigeons – all waxed fat for the winter in the chestnut forests.
By returning the American chestnut you will also be helping to increase food crops for wildlife to forage and gain abetter hunting experience at your hunting camp