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Scientists fight to bring the American chestnut tree back to life

...ne of the countrys main timber sources and roasted chestnuts were a popular winter food, especially around the holidays. Dying chestnut trees were first noticed in New York in 1904. A fungus accidentally brought to this country on Japanese chestnut trees was found to be responsible. None of the attempts to co...

Remains of seven types of edible nuts and nutcrackers found at 780,000-year-old archaeological site

... at Gesher Benot Yaaqov. (The pistachios and water chestnuts found at the site are similar to those available today in the Far East and northern Europe.) Ethnographic studies of the contemporary hunter-gatherer population show that nuts were part of the human diet in all parts of the world. There is extensive...

Chestnut trees to spread across landscape again, says Purdue scientist

...olves many generations of crosses between American chestnuts and the blight-resistant Asian chestnut, Jacobs sa...on to produce a good seed crop every single year - chestnuts were a valuable resource to many species of mammals and birds." It also was a highly prized t...

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