photo credit: American Chestnut Cooperators’ Foundation

This American Chestnut, called the “Gault” tree, was found alive in Coshocton County in the 1970’s after the chestnut blight epidemic had destroyed 3.5 billion American Chestnut trees. The “Gault” tree was intercrossed with the “Floyd” tree from Virginia and the progeny of these two are now planted in all-American chestnut orchards. For more information about the restoration of the American Chestnut, visit the American Chestnut Cooperators’ Foundation at http://www.accf-online.org