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Offline ESFted

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Chestnut Restoration
« on: September 13, 2020, 08:59:52 PM »
The USDA is accepting comments on a petition to allow the deregulation of a genetically engineered American Chestnut.  Modified plants introduced into forests would breed with wild chestnuts to increase blight resistance. More info here,  and here.
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Re: Chestnut Restoration
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 09:17:20 PM »
I wish them success, as always in this I worry about unintended outcomes.
The state Forest here is doing the backcrossing and is having success so I take his dismissal of that path with a grain of salt. Either way it would be great to see them back in the wild in large numbers.
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Re: Chestnut Restoration
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 05:25:17 PM »
Interesting concept. I would love to play with some chunks of AMerican Chestnut. Such a beautiful wood.

Do you believe there could be any unintentional consequences?


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