Mariton: Chestnut Update
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
You may recall that Mike and Kieu Manes planted several American Chestnut seeds one month ago. I found several Chestnut seedlings when I checked the protective tubes. The three of us are optimistic, but realize that the odds are stacked against our little babies. So, any that actually sprout and bear leaves are progress. There are several tubes that are empty, but there is still time for those seeds to sprout. I will keep readers informed of the progress. Mike and Kieu also planted seeds that they collected at our Bear Creek and Diabase Preserves.