Chestnut trees blooming again in ET

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Six years ago the U.S. Forest Service planted 562 chestnut seedlings on this 1.5-acre plot in the Cherokee National Forest to test how hybrid chestnuts bred for blight resistance would fare in the wild. The project, which includes similar test plots in national forests in North Carolina and Virginia, is at the forefront of research aimed at restoring the once-mighty chestnut tree to the Appalachian forest.