Survey of American Chestnut Trees Featured by CBC News

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Stephen van Drunen

A recent survey by integrative biology researchers on the number of American chestnut trees in Ontario was featured by CBC News.

The number of trees is higher than previously thought, but not enough to replace the American chestnut trees currently dying due to a fungal infection. Research associate Stephen van Drunen said conservation efforts should focus on breeding trees resistant to the fungus and ensuring there are multiple chestnut trees close to each other.