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 in restoring this amazing tree. This free program will be held on Wednesday, May 22, starting at 7:00 pm outside of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center, 125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ, where American chestnut trees were planted in 2017.