Episode 114 - From the Woods Today - History of the American Chestnut

Episode Date: 
August 3, 2022

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn the history of the American Chestnut, how it used to be all over Kentucky's landscapes, and what you can do to help save it. We also walk you through the process of hunting for and reporting American chestnut trees you find in the wild using the Tree Snap app.

Guests: Billy Thomas ( UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - Extension Forester ) , Dr. Ellen Crocker ( UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - Assistant Professor, Forest Health Extension ) , Laurie Thomas ( UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - Extension Forester ) , Reneé Williams ( UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - Information Specialist Senior )

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Resources and Web links for August 3 Segments:

History of American Chestnut
The American Chestnut Foundation (KY Chapter)
Tree Snap


Episode Category: Citizen Science, From the Woods Today, Forest Health, General Interest