For Young People

PA_TACF Middle School Curriculum This curriculum introduces students to the story of the American chestnut tree with emphasis on Pennsylvania, the tree’s demise in the early 20th century, and how humans are trying to bring back the “Mighty Giant” to the eastern forests of the United States. Recommended for grades 6-8.

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

Chestnuts and Wildlife, artwork by J. Exley (Artwork)
Chestnut Coloring Book by Doris Goldman (pdf) Hand-drawn sheets tell the American chestnut story

From-the-Woods-American-Chestnut. – 4-page, the full-color publication tells the history of American chestnut, the blight that wiped it out, and research on blight-resistant chestnut trees. It is part of an educational series for youth (2004).

More educational resources.