Talking Trees with Davey Tree

Resurrecting The Great American Chestnut Tree

February 15, 2024 The Davey Tree Expert Company Season 4 Episode 7
Resurrecting The Great American Chestnut Tree
Talking Trees with Davey Tree
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Talking Trees with Davey Tree
Resurrecting The Great American Chestnut Tree
Feb 15, 2024 Season 4 Episode 7
The Davey Tree Expert Company

Dan Herms, vice president of research and development at the Davey Institute, talks about the American Chesnut tree - the history, chestnut blight and how scientists are trying to bring the species back to the United States. 

In this episode we cover:  

  • History of the American Chestnut (0:38)
  • Mature specimens of the tree (2:44)
  • Bringing the tree back (4:19)
  • GMOs (7:57)
  • Back crossing (11:27)
  • How are the hybrid forests doing? (12:56)
  • The future (15:14)

To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.  

Connect with Davey Tree on social media:
Twitter: @DaveyTree
Facebook: @DaveyTree
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LinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company 

Connect with Doug Oster at www.dougoster.com

Have topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!    

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Show Notes

Dan Herms, vice president of research and development at the Davey Institute, talks about the American Chesnut tree - the history, chestnut blight and how scientists are trying to bring the species back to the United States. 

In this episode we cover:  

  • History of the American Chestnut (0:38)
  • Mature specimens of the tree (2:44)
  • Bringing the tree back (4:19)
  • GMOs (7:57)
  • Back crossing (11:27)
  • How are the hybrid forests doing? (12:56)
  • The future (15:14)

To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.  

Connect with Davey Tree on social media:
Twitter: @DaveyTree
Facebook: @DaveyTree
Instagram: @daveytree
YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert Company
LinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company 

Connect with Doug Oster at www.dougoster.com

Have topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!    

Click here to send Talking Trees Fan Mail!