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Native Tree/Plant Plight

Started by Onslow, February 23, 2019, 14:00:50 PM

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>>> Klak's lab has partnered with State University of New York, the American Chestnut Foundation, and others to speed breed blight-tolerant American Chestnut seedlings in his lab and greenhouse, helping them produce pollen much faster than it would take if they grew naturally. For the first time this summer, this blight-tolerant pollen will fertilize some wild American chestnuts in Maine.


https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20200715/partnering-to-restore-keystone-species
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To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics and natural predators

>>> The eastern hemlock is not one of those ubiquitous, celebrity trees such as the white oak or the white pine. Throughout much of its range — from northern Alabama up to New Brunswick, Canada, and Minnesota — the hemlock has lurked mainly in dark mountain valleys, where the cool, moist climate favored it over competitors. In northern states and Canada, it mixed with sugar maple, beech and other cold-hardy forest dwellers. Still, the tree has inspired naturalists and writers from Henry David Thoreau to Robert Frost, who took solace from snow falling from a hemlock.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/to-save-the-hemlock-scientists-turn-to-genetics-and-natural-predators/2020/07/31/dc520050-b7b4-11ea-a510-55bf26485c93_story.html
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Infighting Over Genetic Engineering Splinters Efforts to Save the American Chestnut


>>>SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — What would you do to save something you love? How far would you go?

The passion that pushes the legions of volunteers in their mission to save the American chestnut borders on fanatical obsession. Since 1983, members of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) have dutifully cared for, bred, and attempted to restore a tree that was once the pride of U.S. woodlands before blight decimated the species.

In the nearly four decades since the Asheville, N.C.-based organization was founded, another quest for the tree's redemption has been running concurrently to TACF's backcross breeding program. It has the same aim, but employs different means.

It has various names: transgenic tree, OxO tree, genetically engineered tree. But the premise is the same: Play God, and then pray to God it works.

read://https_www.ecori.org/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ecori.org%2Fnatural-resources%2F2020%2F7%2F28%2Fchestnut-wars-splinter-recovery-efforts
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

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USDA invites public comment on petition to approve GMO chestnut tree

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is inviting public comment on a petition from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) seeking deregulation of an American chestnut variety developed using genetic engineering for fungal resistance to chestnut blight. The petition will be available for public review and comment for 60 days.

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/08/20/usda-invites-public-comment-on-petition-to-approve-gmo-chestnut-tree/

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/brs/aphisdocs/19-309-01p.pdf
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>>>SHELTON — American chestnut trees, which once dotted the landscape, have been a rare find for decades — which is why the city has become an arborist's dream.

Shelton is home to an American chestnut tree, which sits beside the Rec Path close to Wesley Drive. Now a sign educating passersby of the history of the American chestnut sits beside the majestic tree.

Through the help of experts and United illuminating, the tree was pollinated over the summer. On Thursday, its seeds will be harvested to help keep the species from extinction

American chestnuts were once the predominant tree of eastern United States forests and important for their economic impact, Shelton Trails Committee member Val Gosset said.

Gosset said fellow Shelton Trail Committee member Mark Vollaro is active in The American Chestnut Foundation, so he collected some leaves and sent them to the national group for confirmation that the tree was a pure American chestnut, not a Chinese chestnut tree or mixture of the two. Chinese chestnuts are relatively blight resistant and have partially replaced their American cousins in the ecosystem.

Once confirmation was received, Gosset said the next step was pollination.

"Since chestnuts don't self-pollinate and there were no other flowering American chestnut trees in the vicinity, the flowers of the Shelton tree needed to be hand-pollinated to produce viable seeds," Gosset said.

The American Chestnut Foundation recently pollinated the tree, with the help of United Illuminating and a Lewis Tree Service bucket truck. Now the project moves to the next step — harvesting the chestnut seeds which will happen on Thursday.



"The flowers of these majestic trees are far out of reach," Gosset said. "Representatives from TACF brought pollen from other Connecticut flowering American chestnuts and applied it to the female flowers of the Shelton chestnut tree. The flowers were then covered with corn bags to protect them from any possible stray pollen."

https://www.sheltonherald.com/news/article/Shelton-home-to-rare-American-chestnut-tree-15590629.php#photo-20002407
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Efforts To Genetically Engineer American Chestnut Trees Draw Controversy

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me -There's a season?

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My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

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