Scientists work to bring the American Chestnut back to the forests

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October 7, 2013

The American Chestnut tree was once known as the king of the eastern forest. It grew more than 100 feet tall and 6 feet across, and accounted for a quarter of the timber in the woods. The Chestnut was wiped out by blight in the early 20th century, but now scientists in Syracuse think they’re close to bringing it back.

David Chanatry with the New York Reporting Project at Utica College reports.