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Chestnut tree restoration under way at Bankhead
[Alabama] Researchers have planted hybrids at the Bankhead National Forest in an effort to restore the majestic American chestnut that once dominated the Southeast. Researchers at the American Chestnut Foundation are cross breeding the American chestnut with Asian and European varieties resistant to the blight. …researchers are planting mixtures of hybrids across the Southeast to determine where they should be planted and what the trees need for survival.

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