A while back we had a talk about the American Chestnut. I know of a few spots where there are a few trees, just more or less "alive". Just hanging on. I do know of one, last time I checked it, it looked healthy. It's up near camera #3.
Our woods are changing. Our hemlocks are pretty much all dead, same way with our ash trees. On the bright side, we do have a lot of young oak trees filling in the void. Little trees, 15 inches tall or less.
Let me ask, where can a feller buy these Dunstan Chestnut trees? Wouldn't surprise me if they aren't $25 each or more. The hunt clubs around here have some money in the bank, it'd be worth giving them a try.
We have a Chinese Chestnut out on the farm, not sure if Dad planted the thing, or if Granddad planted it? It's been there as long as I can remember. As well as I know, it has nuts every year.
Compared to the American chestnut tree, the Chinese chestnut is just like a big bush. The one on the farm is maybe 25 feet tall.