Think back to the untouched forests of generations past. The lofty boughs, the quiet woodland paths, the diversity of the flora and fauna are now, for the most part, nonexistent. For chestnut trees in particular, this is only a distant memory.

Until the early part of the 20th century, chestnut trees were the most common forest tree found in the American landscape, stretching from Maine to Georgia and providing a source of sustenance for animals

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