West Virginia Chestnut Festival


“There has been a legend passed down the century about a grand tree in Appalachia, where the canopy was so dense that it was said a squirrel could make its way from Georgia to Maine without ever touching the ground... The American Chestnut dominated the Appalachian Forests, boasting heights of over 100 feet and accounting for 1 in every 4 forest trees... Until a deadly blight discovered in 1904 in New York State put an abrupt end to this story, destroying nearly every American Chestnut in site.


Photo courtesy of Robert Strasser

11th Annual West Virginia Chestnut Festival

Sunday October 7, 2018


Rowlesburg, West Virginia

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