Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back.
The Washington Post December 18, 2019
For us city folk, the chestnut evokes everything that is nostalgic about yuletide season, the notion of a vendor plying hot roasted chestnuts on a street corner. The aroma, the warmth in the hand, the nutty flavor all conjure one of the more cuddly images of a Dickensian world.
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