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Good New's For Chestnut Tree's

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by agrostis, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just curious.How are they still die off? Does the fungus just stay in the air some how?
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Blight thrives in hot humid weather. Typicaly if there is a wet august it can wipe out many a garden and beyond.
  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's soil-borne mostly, though this article say's the pathogen live's on the bark of other tree's. I can go out on my property in spring and show you a bunch of live chestnut sapling's that will be dead by fall. I've only seen a couple of mature chestnut's, i'd like to see a forest, i didn't realize how useful that wood was. Did you know they made railroad tie's and telegraph pole's out of that stuff, i didn't.

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