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The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation has some of the research programs being conducted in Mercer County. MCWOA members share an active role in the programs polination program, seed collection, and propagation of new cross trees.
Mercer County Extension Office recently hosted a conference desccribing the program, research efforts and field trips to examine sites currently part of this study.
Members sort sprouting seed
Jim Hissom, explains his technique for raising young trees.
In the Field, both existing American Chestnut trees and new growing orchards are examined.
Member host invites visitors to his site
Program researcher describes blight effects
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