American chestnut: Saving an iconic tree

Starts: 24 September 2020 10:00 am EDT

  • Starts: 24 September 2020 10:00 am EDT
  • Ends: 24 September 2020 11:00 am EDT

If the United States Department of Agriculture accepts the deregulation petition for the blight-tolerant chestnut tree, it will be the first genetically modified tree approved for environmental conservation use in the US.  Join Dr. William (Bill) Powell, director of the American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Dr. Jared Westbrook, director of science at the American Chestnut Foundation, for a discussion on this innovative approach to conservation. The talk will be moderated by Sara Fitzsimmons, director of restoration at the American Chestnut Foundation.

The American Chestnut Foundation has created a page that includes links to all the relevant petition documents, as well as tips on writing a comment. If you’d like to support the GM chestnut, comments are due Oct. 19

It will also be live-streamed on Facebook.


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