american chestnut foundation
This weekend brings an eclectic mix of entertainment that includes educational programs, local films, literary readings, raucous rock 'n' roll, old-time spirituals and zombies. As always, these events are budget-friendly and sure to keep that wallet where it belongs: in your pocket. Share more lost-cost options in the comments section.
When white folks arrived on these shores, American chestnuts were the dominant tree from Georgia to Maine; then in the early 1900s, an imported disease virtually wiped them out — an estimated 4 billion trees. Now, thanks to the American Chestnut Foundation -- and its genetic improvement program -- the trees are positioned to make a comeback. Here, ACF President Bryan Burhans and Natural Landscape Crew Leader Tony Morrison pose with one of the newly planted, blight-resistant young trees.
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