American Chestnut Planting in Brantford
Seeds planted in February under the leadership of Dr. Dragan Galic are now ready for planting
The American chestnut tree has faced extinction since the introduction of
the chestnut blight to North America in 1904. Today, few American chestnut
trees remain in the wild. Read all about this in the September 2023 issue of
The Ontario Woodlander.
The Canadian Chestnut Council has dedicated itself to restoring the tree to
its historical range in Canada. To this end the Council has undertaken a
breeding program to develop a blight tolerant tree.
Each fall new saplings from our breeding program are planted in research
orchards. This year we are planting 1,000 trees.
The Chestnut Council is looking for volunteers to assist with this planting.
If you would like to help out and have a chance to see the largest
plantation of American chestnut trees in Canada, please contact Christine
Vey at email@example.com.
Ontario Woodlot Association
10 Campus Dr., Unit 4
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