Chestnut trees

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  1. chris149

    chris149 12 pointer

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    Yes, I got about 30 or so in pots now I need to get out. Not hard at all to get started and growing good.
     
  2. rcatron

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    Are they the Dunstan strand?
     
  3. chris149

    chris149 12 pointer

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    I have American's and several Chinese I started couple years ago. The Chinese seems to be a faster grower compared to the American's. Also the Chinese produce bigger lets just say seeds than the Americans. So if the American survive I think that it will be more beneficial to wildlife than the Chinese.
     
  4. skin_dog1

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    I've got a client that started with 120 chestnuts from chestnut ridge in pike county Illinois and 117 of them germinated and are doing great. They plan to plant them this fall. I'll be starting a couple hundred this winter.


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  5. rackmaster2

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    Dunstans are not 100% American chestnuts, they are a Chinese /American cross with blight resistance.
    I don't have any planted, but have a few chinese, and recently have been able to plant 50 of the blight resistant 100% American chestnuts.
    The next generation will see these trees again.
     
  6. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

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    Rack master where did you get the blight resistant Americans. Only place I have heard of getting any is the American chestnut society and it requires a big donation then they send you 2 trees. Even theirs I believe were crossed at one point with Chinese but I believe they have their down to 15/16 American now that are surviving and producing.
     
  7. Allen Nichols

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    I am wourious of where you got the 100% American chestnut trees that you state are blight resistant. The American Chestnut Foundation has been working for 30 years and their 15/16th tree only has about 60-70 of the blight resistance of the Chinese tree. The only blight resistant American chestnut at this time if the transgenic tree developed by SUNY-ESF in Syracuse and that is 99.997% pure American, with all the American genes and one gene from wheat added to make it blight resistant. But, it is not available to the public until they get government approval and that will take 1-4 years.http://www.esf.edu/chestnut/genes.htm 4.jpg
     
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  8. aaronc

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  9. Allen Nichols

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    I am the president of the NY chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, and there are no 100% American chestnuts that are blight resistant that I know of. If you bought trees and someone told you that they were blight resistant I would like to know who sold them to you or where you got them from. Even the hybrid 15/16th American/Chinese that TACF has developed only have about 60-70% of the blight resistance of a Chinese.
     
  10. aaronc

    aaronc 6 pointer

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    Well....that helped lol.
     
  11. Allen Nichols

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    We have the 99.997% american chestnut that is totally blight resistant and have been planting "mother" trees for years so we will have trees to cross with our blight resistant tree when is is available, possibly in a year. I sent our over 7,000 pure wild type nuts to members last year to plant for mother trees.

    Send me an email and I will send pictures and more information. fajknichols.75@gmail.com
     
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  12. aaronc

    aaronc 6 pointer

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    Email sent..thanks
     
  13. nateb440

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    Keep up the good work! I've been following the work you all are doing and I'm impressed and thankful. I can't help but think 100 years from now my great grandkids might hunt and enjoy a forest with a healthy grove of American chestnuts.
     
  14. Allen Nichols

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    Spike, I did not get an email from you. Can you check that you got it correct, or just do a copy paste? fajknichols.75@gmail.com
     

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