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RESTORING THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREE IN MAINE
March 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Maine’s iconic American chestnut trees were decimated by an introduced blight during the early 20th century. Today, plant scientists are using modern genomic techniques along with traditional backcross breeding methods to produce healthy seedlings that can both resist the blight, and withstand Maine’s harsh winters. Al Faust, President of the Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, will discuss the current status of the restoration process, and how volunteers can help with the replanting and seed collection effort in eastern Maine.
Zoom webinar; pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mnbGIt-9T_CfINUxkQipnQ