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Pure American Chestnut Seedling (Spring 2025)

Pure American Chestnut Seedling (Spring 2025)

Regular price $10.00
Regular price Sale price $10.00
Sale Sold out


We are SOLD OUT for 2024, but the Pure American Chestnut will return in Spring of 2025. We will open up for sales this fall. 

The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) has been decimated in North America by the introduction of the Asian fungal pathogen (Cryphonectria parasitica) which causes chestnut blight.  Numerous groups and individuals have been breeding blight resistance into the species through hybridizing it with Asian species and most recently, the State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry program are developing transgenic solutions. Our understanding of blight resistance and hybridization, coupled with this new transgenic approach, requires new plantings of American chestnut to support future breeding and to conserve the remaining genetic diversity before it’s too late.

Over the last two decades, our experience growing pure American and American hybrids with Chinese chestnut (C. mollissima), shows that blight-susceptible trees can be successfully grown and when they become blighted, they can recover through basal sprouts, and flower and produce large quantities of seed for decades.

We hope to make this a regular annual item to sell to provide seedlings to those interested in growing 100% American chestnut derived from isolated Indiana American trees. We are committed to supporting the continued conservation and breeding with the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University, our partners in the Indiana Chapter of American Chestnut Foundation, and our other forestry collaborators.  If supplies last, we will then take out of state orders.  We are pricing the seedlings at $10 each and will offer both direct pick-up at Tree Pro in West Lafayette, IN and shipping via Fedex beginning in early April 2024.

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