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A random comment on the DIY network last night sent me down a rabbit hole about the blight and extinction of American Chestnut.  I found this article fascinating.

http://www.americanforests.org/magazine/article/revival-of-the-american-chestnut/

We live on 10 acres, and most of it is Ash.  We've got the Ash Bore, and I'm starting to lose several trees per year, so the idea of bringing back a once abundant resource really hit home.

 

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On 1/16/2018 at 8:40 PM, Zoxe said:

 

A random comment on the DIY network last night sent me down a rabbit hole about the blight and extinction of American Chestnut.  I found this article fascinating.

http://www.americanforests.org/magazine/article/revival-of-the-american-chestnut/

We live on 10 acres, and most of it is Ash.  We've got the Ash Bore, and I'm starting to lose several trees per year, so the idea of bringing back a once abundant resource really hit home.

 

I lost a tree to that bore in Minneapolis.  I think the key is diversity.  We lost a TON of elm trees, and then they planted ash trees for a ton of the replacement trees.  Now they are cutting down about 100 ash trees a year in the city.  Pretty sad.  Now they are putting in 5 different tree species as replacements.

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On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 9:40 PM, Zoxe said:

 

A random comment on the DIY network last night sent me down a rabbit hole about the blight and extinction of American Chestnut.  I found this article fascinating.

http://www.americanforests.org/magazine/article/revival-of-the-american-chestnut/

We live on 10 acres, and most of it is Ash.  We've got the Ash Bore, and I'm starting to lose several trees per year, so the idea of bringing back a once abundant resource really hit home.

 

Sorry I missed this thread. We actually started this business by taking down about 60 standing dead White Ash off of Cameron's land that were destroyed by the Ash Bore. We milled them and dried them ourselves and then turned them into Dice Chests for our Kickstarter. Michigan was hit very hard by the Ash Bore.

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