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Helping The American Chestnut Survive

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The mature American Chestnut growing in the Peconic Land Trust’s Silver Beech Preserve.   MIKE BOTINNI

The mature American Chestnut growing in the Peconic Land Trust’s Silver Beech Preserve. MIKE BOTINNI

A Chestnut twig infested with scale insects.   MIKE BOTINNI

A Chestnut twig infested with scale insects. MIKE BOTINNI

Dead female scale insects full of scale eggs that are ready to hatch.   MIKE BOTINNI

Dead female scale insects full of scale eggs that are ready to hatch. MIKE BOTINNI

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South Fork Outdoors

  • Publication: Southampton Press
  • Published on: Jun 15, 2020
  • Columnist: Mike Bottini
Last weekend, I hiked into Amagansett’s Stony Hill forest preserve to check on the largest American chestnut (Castanea dentata) that I’m aware of on the South Fork. Late June and... more

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