At one time the Appalachian Mountain Chain, extending even beyond to Florida and Illinois, every fourth tree was an American Chestnut. Unfortunally no more as a blight has eliminated the chestnut. We are trying to bring the Chestnut back. I urge each and every one to contact the American Chestnut Foundation and contribute/purchse seeds/seedlings and hopefully bring back the American Chestnut.
I don't remember the exact address but using the search type in American Chestnut Foundation and you will find the address needed. Not available in three states.
Membership is only $40.00 per year and 20 seeds are $50.00. These trees will probably will die if planted in the normal growing area. However some may survive at least to produce new trees or seeds.
I'm taking a chance and have ordered 80 Chestnut seeds to plant in Georgia.
Give this tree a chance at survival.