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Restoring the American chestnut

Restoring the American chestnut

Tissue-cultured American chestnut shoots are shown in a post-rooting medium containing activated charcoal. Experiments showed that activated charcoal enhanced root growth but slightly decreased shoot tip survival. Credit: Allison Oakes. The American chestnut was once a mainstay in hardwood forests as far north as Maine and as far south as Georgia and Mississippi. A massive […]