Resurrecting the American Chestnut Tree

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American chestnuts in the Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina in 1910.

American chestnut trees are hard to breed but easy to kill. Scientists are trying to see if a hybrid of the Chinese and American chestnut tree will have enough resistance genes to keep the fungus called chestnut blight at bay.

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