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The American Chestnut Orchard at EKU

The American Chestnut Orchard at EKU Eastern Kentucky University, in collaboration with the Kentucky chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, is taking a leading role in restoring the American chestnut to its past glory.

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.