Ontario’s Chestnut Trees ‘Frozen in Time,’ Study Finds
August 23, 2017
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.