American chestnut field trial.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $4,335.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $6,335.00
Region: Northeast
State: West Virginia
Project Leader:


  • Nuts: general nuts
  • Additional Plants: native plants


  • Crop Production: agroforestry
  • Education and Training: demonstration, on-farm/ranch research
  • Natural Resources/Environment: afforestation, habitat enhancement, soil stabilization, wildlife
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting, genetic resistance

    Proposal summary:

    The chestnut tree was once abundant on this particular farm, and the project is to re-establish a viable population of healthy trees in a native ecosystem. These trials will also be used as a demonstration to educate the public and other farmers about the economic potential of the American chestnut.

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