The American Chestnut: Past and Future

June 9, 2018


Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc.

Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc.
920 Rock Castle Gorge Road (36.8010; -80.3692)
Floyd, VA 24091

Learning Opportunity


10:00 am

The loss of the American Chestnut Tree across Appalachia resulted in long term social, cultural, and economic changes that influence our locality to this day. This event explores these changes, tracking them through the 20th Century and relating them to present day conditions in Patrick and Floyd Counties. Efforts to restore the American Chestnut Tree through establishing a hybrid variety (15/16 Native American Chestnut 1/16 Blight Resistant Chestnut) that can withstand the destructive blight will also be discussed. BACK TO ALL EVENTS