American Chestnut Tree’s History in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Chestnut Tree

Here’s a great article on the American Chestnut Tree from the examiner.com’s Smoky Mountain website.  884,000 acres of the trees were in the park before an infestation called Chestnut Blight killed them off. That’s similar to what the Balsam Wooley Adelgid is currently doing to the Frasier Fir trees near Clingman’s Dome and other areas of the park. 

http://www.examiner.com/x-5817-Great-Smoky-Mountains-National-Park-Examiner~y2009m4d7-American-Chestnut-mourning-the-gentle-giant-of-the-Smokies

http://www.acf.org/index.php

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