Book Reflection: American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree by Susan Freinkel

The American chestnut tree, Castanea dentata, was one of the first biological icons to be virtually vacated from an integral position in both the environment and American society. We knew little about accidental imports of exotic species, and the introduction of the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica spurred the discussion and action. I was fascinated with the topic when … Continue reading Book Reflection: American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree by Susan Freinkel

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Some adjustments need to be made, and one day I'll know more about web designing and get this site looking less I-picked-this-theme-and-you-can-tell-ish. Chestnut Leaf Media is my attempt at a semi-professional blog and portfolio.   It will be a mix of regional news, features, essays, blurbs and photos of whatever is loosely related to my subheading: … Continue reading Here We Are