Chestnut Research

Chestnut Research

Standing in a mechanical lift, Dr. J. Hill Craddock is hand pollinating flowers on a naturally-occurring, large, surviving American Chestnut tree discovered in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The pollen comes from a blight-resistant hybrid at The American Chestnut Foundation’s research farms in Meadowview, Virginia. Some of our Reflection Riding chestnut research trees were produced using the same hand-pollination techniques. For more information about chestnut breeding and restoration of the American Chestnut, visit the webpages of The American Chestnut Foundation and its Tennessee Chapter.

Links:
The American Chestnut Foundation
Tennessee American Chestnut Foundation