- May 28, 2003
Biotech chestnut tree poised to restore lost ecosystems and biodiversity — But it needs your help
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire kindle iconic imagery of the season. However, the American chestnut (Castenea dentata) that once produced them is all but absent from the Appalachian forests that it once dominated. An invading fungus in the early 20th century virtually eliminated the American...