My Mother (the ultimate conservationist) thinks that I can take this itty-bitty sapling…
and turn it into a 100 foot tall American Chestnut tree.
Starting in 1904, this breed of tree was inundated with blight and more than 3 BILLION trees died.
Let’s hope I can keep this bad boy alive 😉
For more information on American Chestnuts and why they are so important to our country, read more here and here.
Make today ridiculously amazing my friends.
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Good luck! It looks pretty good so far!
Thanks, but it looks good because Mom just gave it to me 🙂
I’ve read about the chestnut blight before! Terrible how much forest was lost. Grow, little guy, grow! Where did your mom get the sapling?
She grew it in her mad-scientist plant lab at the zoo. And now she has given me a second one because there is no where to plant it…want me to Fed Ex it to you???
Oh man, that’s tempting, but we’re going to have to move this summer! Can you babysit it for awhile? lol
I can!! And you really have to move from your wilderness retreat?!! Where are you going?