When:
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 9:00a -
12:30p

Where:
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1851&DayPlannerDate=3/30/2019

The American chestnut could be the first tree ever restored to its native forest after suffering from a devastating airborne blight in the early 1900s that killed billions of trees.


Join us for a thought-provoking gathering as experts share perspectives on the history of American chestnut (Castanea dentata), its significance as a forest species, and subsequent decimation by an invasive blight pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica. Ongoing research in blight tolerance and the addition of blight-tolerant genes are the prognosis for this tree’s future.


Multiple presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.
Fee Free, but registration requested
Generously sponsored by New England chapter members of The American Chestnut Foundation


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