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Proceedings of the American chestnut symposium

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MacDonald, William L.; Cech, Franklin C.; Luchok, John; Smith, Clay

Year Published

1978

Publication

West Virginia University. 122 p.

Abstract

The year was 1904; the place the Bronx Zoological Park in New York City; the beginning of perhaps the greatest single natural catastrophe in the annals of forest history—the discovery of chestnut blight. In less than 50 years more than 80 percent of the American chestnut trees in the eastern hardwood forests were dead; the rest were dying. A tree species that once occupied an estimated 25 percent of the eastern forest, encompassing 200 million acres of forest land, was gone.

Citation

MacDonald, William L.; Cech, Franklin C.; Luchok, John; Smith, Clay, eds. 1978. Proceedings of the American chestnut symposium; 1978 January 4-5; Morgantown, WV. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University. 122 p.

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