Ontario’s Chestnut Trees ‘Frozen in Time,’ Study Finds

August 23, 2017

Recent News: Ontario’s Chestnut Trees ‘Frozen in Time,’ Study Finds

It once dominated the forests of eastern North America, but the American chestnut was nearly wiped out during the past century by a devastating fungal disease. Now a new survey by University of Guelph researchers offers a bit of hope for the survival – and perhaps the ultimate recovery — of this native tree in southwestern Ontario.

In results published this summer in the journal Forest Ecology and Management, the U of G team reported finding more individual specimens of American chestnut in the province than expected.

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