Survival and growth of chestnut backcross seeds and seedlings on surface mines.

@article{Skousen2013SurvivalAG,
  title={Survival and growth of chestnut backcross seeds and seedlings on surface mines.},
  author={Jeffery Skousen and Tyson Cook and Lindsay Wilson-Kokes and Eugenia Pena-Yewtukhiw},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={690-5}
}
Some scientists consider the loss of the American chestnut from forests in the eastern United States as one of the greatest forest ecological disasters in the 20th century. The American Chestnut Foundation has been attempting to restore chestnut by backcrossing blight-resistant Chinese chestnut to American chestnut and selecting those strains with blight resistance. Third-generation backcross seeds and seedlings have been produced and planted by researchers. Surface-mined lands provide a land… CONTINUE READING