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Restoring the American Chestnut

The American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project at ESF

A Forest Reborn

The ESF American Chestnut Project has developed a blight-tolerant American chestnut tree, and is working to restore this iconic and valuable cultural symbol to the forest ecosystems of the eastern United States.

Contact

Kaitlin Breda, Chestnut Project
315-470-6759 | chestnut@esf.edu

A Growing Effort

Learn more about how a solution developed by ESF researchers is leading the way in returning the American chestnut to our forests.

Join Us!

We have started growing 10,000 blight-resistant American chestnut trees to restore the tree to its native range. Help us meet the challenge!

The Thousand Chestnut Challage