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Reforesting Strip Mines w/ Am. Chestnut (IL)

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From: Patricia M Miller
Belleville, IL
Will American Chestnut be a good tree to use for reclaiming strip mine land, or planted for harvesting for timber?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Patricia:

Absolutely...the toughest part will be finding a source of blight-resistant seedling stock.

Here's a short article of interest regarding Am chestnut and mine reclamation from the American Chestnut Foundation:

Source of seedlings...Contact the American Chestnut foundation!

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