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Wonders how many Chestnuts might have survived if left alone

Writer says eradication program hastened near extinction

Brad Byington writes:
The last part of this article states that the Chestnuts were nearly wiped out by fungus. That is not entirely the case. Once the fungus was discovered, it was then decided to cut down every Chestnut tree that showed signs of anything. Who knows how many of those trees would have survived if left alone? - Brad Byington
Comments re article 71483 American Chestnut descendant marked at Lindsey Wilson

This story was posted on 2014-11-27 06:53:59
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