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New Chestnut Plantings at West Liberty University

(l-r) WV-TACF member Robert Sypolt, graduate student Audrey Sykes and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Gerard NeCastro plant the first chestnut tree.

A university campus in West Virginia is doing its part to help bring back the American chestnut tree. In mid-October, West Liberty University held a ceremonial tree planting to mark the return of American chestnut trees to the campus hilltop. The three trees planted were donated by the WV-TACF Chapter. Chapter member Robert Sypolt, graduate student Audrey Sykes, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Gerard NeCastro planted the first tree. Read the full article at West Liberty University’s website. A brief video to document the planting can be found here.