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Helping American chestnut trees recover from blight

Planting at Fiddler's Creek Preserve in Hopewell Township. Photo credit: New Jersey Conservation Foundation

This news article out of central New Jersey explains the efforts being made in that area to restore the American chestnut. The New Hopewell Environmental Commission has teamed up with the PA/NJ-TACF Chapter to plant trees in Hopewell Township. Stephen Hoy, orchard manager at Penn State University, was interviewed about TACF’s long-term project to breed the best genetic lines of American chestnut trees. Read the full story.