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Re: Hello, All

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:54 pm
by ElijahW
GrandpaChestnut,

I'd love to check out your tree. I'm aware of small chestnut trees on private land across and down the road from the Howlands Island Savannah entrance, but haven't yet seen any on the island itself. My guess is that you're on the north end?

Thanks for posting the photo; this tree looks legitimate and healthy. I'll send you an email and hopefully we can get together soon.

Elijah

Re: Hello, All

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:12 pm
by ElijahW
NTS,

Last weekend, after getting directions to the large American Chestnut from Allen Nichols, President of TACF in NY, I was able to check up on his tree. Here it is:
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This chestnut has no obvious sign of the blight, and appears very healthy. The amount of burrs on and around the tree was impressive. After some careful measuring, the chestnut's dimensions are the following: 87.0' x 5' CBH x 33' Average crown spread (5 spoke measurements averaged *2). This is a very impressive tree and I'm thankful to have the privilege of visiting it.

Elijah