Restoring the American chestnut

When:
May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-05-22T19:00:00-04:00
2019-05-22T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center
125 Landing Rd
Landing, NJ 07850
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lake Hopatcong Foundation
973-663-2500

The American chestnut was once a predominant tree at Lake Hopatcong.   Prior to being wiped out by the great chestnut blight in the early twentieth century, American chestnuts inhabited some 200 million acres of eastern woodlands from Maine to Florida and west to the Ohio Valley.  Success is finally being seen in efforts to restore the American chestnut.  Clark Beebe, President of the Pennsylvania/New Jersey chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will present the latest breakthroughs and efforts to restore this amazing tree.  The program will start outside the station building where American chestnut trees were planted in 2017.