American Chestnuts in GA

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American Chestnuts in GA

Post by eliahd24 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:06 pm

FYI- a friend and I found some fruit husks from (apparently) viable American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) on the very top of Blood Mountain this past Sunday (1.23.11). Picture ID was confirmed through the American Chestnut Foundation. The location was literally a stone's throw from the shelter atop the mountain- above 4000' elevation. ACF plans to collect pollen in July.

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Castanea spp- Blood Mtn.jpg

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Re: American Chestnuts in GA

Post by James Parton » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:28 am

Viable American Chestnuts? That is indeed a rare find!
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Re: American Chestnuts in GA

Post by mdavie » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:52 am

What size were the trees? Did they have any cankers?

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Re: American Chestnuts in GA

Post by eliahd24 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:51 pm

I didn't even get a good look at the trees (plus my winter ID for chestnuts is poor at best)- I just collect the burs. I honestly thought the burs would turn out to be Chinkapin, but ACF says they are definitely C. dentata.

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