Nature Article: The Chestnut Resurrection

Nature.com – October 3, 2010

Helen Thompson wrote about some of the ongoing efforts to restore the American chestnut tree that has been extirpated by an invasive fungus brought to the U.S. from Asia over a century ago. The Forest Health Initiative (FHI) was discussed for exploring advanced biotechnology approaches to restore this iconic and ecologically important species.

A number of scientists involved in the FHI, Steering Committee members, and the IFB were interviewed for this article. Please note, however, that the FHI is not a stand-along organization.