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Snapshots

  1. Oaks

    Snapshot Title: Oaks
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 2
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    It has been determined that the chestnut blight can actually attach itself to oaks, and then be spread back to newly acquired chestnut sprouts.



  2. Maple Leaves

    Snapshot Title: Maple Leaves
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 2
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Abundant within the canopy.



  3. Rocky

    Snapshot Title: Rocky
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 2
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    This region consisted of many rocks, ranging from small like this one, to some large boulders. The soil was also very dry throughout (maybe due to the steep slope of the hillside).



  4. Terrain

    Snapshot Title: Terrain
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 2
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    The American chestnut is usually found on steep slopes (as you can see here) with a high elevation. The elevation at this site was around 1300 ft.



  5. Dead chestnut

    Snapshot Title: Dead chestnut
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 2
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    This dead tree is proof that American chestnuts do indeed sprout from the roots of trees that have formerly been infected by the chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica). However, the newly acquired...



  6. American chestnut sprout

    Snapshot Title: American chestnut sprout
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 2
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    This American chestnut (Castanea dentata) sprout is one of the multiple living native chestnut sprouts located within this area.