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American chestnut

American chestnut trees were found from Maine to Mississippi until succumbing
to blight during the first half of the 20th century.


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American chestnut
Graphic | American chestnut trees were found from Maine to Mississippi until succumbing
to blight during the first half of the 20th century.
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American chestnut tree may reach former heights
Article | Its sweeping canopy inspired poets, and its strong, straight timber shaped the stories of life in rural Appalachia, until the tree itself became the stuff of fiction. It is now more than a century since the American chestnut tree - once 4 billion strong and an icon of East Coast forests - fell vi...

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