Chestnut Trees

Citizen Science Project Brings Pure American Chestnuts Back To Appalachia

A Shepherd University student is leading a citizen science project that aims to repopulate American chestnut trees in Appalachia. American chestnut populations have been threatened for decades by an infectious disease called chestnut blight.

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More Than 100 Years Later, American Chestnut Could Return To Appalachia

Chestnut trees used to be abundant in the Appalachian region until a blight wiped them out at the turn of the 20th century. Now, determined growers are attempting to return the trees using hybrid saplings.

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First Responders’ Mental Health Needs And Reintroducing Chestnut Trees, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, May is mental health awareness month. Randy Yohe speaks with state Emergency Medical Director Jody Ratliff on what’s being done to relieve the mental anguish first responders face on the job.

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