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Blight-resistant Chestnut Trees Come to BBG

Today The New York Times and the Daily News both ran stories about new blight-resistant chestnuts coming to BBG. Bart Chezar, a long-time BBG member and Prospect Park volunteer received the hybrid seeds from the American Chestnut Foundation with the hope that once planted in the Garden and Park they might inoculate the purebred trees already standing.

To read more visit The New York Times City Room or

BBG Staff

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American Chestnut. Photo by Bob McInnes.