Articles and Books

Articles

A plan to diversify a transgenic blight‐tolerant American chestnut population using citizen science by Jared W. Westbrook, Jason A. Holliday, Andrew E. Newhouse, William A. Powell —First published:20 July 2019

This article summarizes the rationale for TACF and ESF’s plans to outcross transgenic trees to wild trees to diversify the blight-tolerant population for restoration. We are currently in the second generation of outcrossing to wild trees. We plan to outcross the second generation trees over three additional generations to minimize inbreeding in the population. We plan to use DNA markers to select against the transgenic founder trees and to maximize genome inheritance from wild trees. We want to ensure
that the population has enough genetic diversity to adapt to a broad geographical range and a changing climate.

Rescue of American chestnut with extra specific genes following its destruction by a naturalized pathogen Steiner, K.C., Westbrook, J.W., Hebard, F.V., et al. New Forests (2017) 48: 317. DOI:10.1007/s11056-016-9561-5

What Can You Tell Us About Dunstan Chestnut? Sara Fern Fitzsimmons and Dr. Bill Lord, Chestnut: The Journal of The American Chestnut Foundation: Issue: Vol. , pages 21-23

2018 Winter Chestnut_NE-1333 Meeting Kendra Collins, Chestnut: The Journal of The American Chestnut Foundation (Winter 2018) Issue 1: Vol. 33, pages 8-9.

Rescue of American chestnut with extra specific genes following its destruction by a naturalized pathogen Steiner, K.C., Westbrook, J.W., Hebard, F.V., et al. New Forests (2017) 48: 317. DOI:10.1007/s11056-016-9561-5

Harvesting, Handling & Storing Chestnuts (pdf) Armstrong, Dave Journal of The American Chestnut Foundation (2010) November page 11

Books

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree – Sally M. Walker

American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree – Susan Freinkel

American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation Kindle Edition — Eric Rutkow

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben

The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live & Why They Matter by Colin Tudge