May 2016

Chestnut Resurgence Takes Root

With the planting on Friday, April 22, of approximately 1,200 saplings, Eastern Kentucky University joined in a “noble and exciting” effort to restore the American chestnut tree to its past glory.
EKU faculty, staff and students were joined by American Chestnut Foundation and government officials at a site near Taylor Fork Ecological Area at the southern edge of the Richmond campus.