York County man monitors local forests for Chestnut Tree Soc

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York County man monitors local forests for Chestnut Tree Soc

Post by edfrank » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:59 pm

York County man monitors local forests for Chestnut Tree Society

LAUREN WHETZEL The York Dispatch
Updated: 01/14/2011

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/ci_17075923 ... spatch.com
Just like traditional hobbies such as card games and sports, Dave Armstrong said, maintaining and preserving chestnut trees in York County is his "thing."

The 70-year-old from Hanover maintains more than 1,200 chestnut trees located in Codorus State Park's four tree orchards, as well as 80 other chestnut trees at his home across the street from the park.

Armstrong -- a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation -- spent Monday speaking to visitors at the foundation's exhibit at the 95th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

A few other members, like Armstrong, shared information to visitors regarding breeding blight resistant chestnut trees and getting more chestnut trees back into the nation's forests. continued
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