The American Chestnut Tree - Photo Gallery

The progressive spread of the Chestnut blight after it’s introduction into the American wilderness 

A canker in the side of an American Chestnut tree.

A fully grown American Chestnut tree

One of Elena Fernandez’s surviving American Chestnut tree saplings.  The cup is a mud-packing mechanism to suppress the blight from killing the sapling too soon.

Genetically engineered saplings in a Greenhouse and out in the field in Syracuse, NY.

Chestnut burs in their early development.