American chestnut study comparing bare-root and containerized seedlings

This video was shot on the Nantahala Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest in western NC. Forest Service Research Forester, Stacy Clark, describes a study that is comparing hybrid American chestnuts bred for blight resistance against pure American chestnut (not blight resistant) and pure Chinese chestnut (blight resistant). For each seedling type (hybrid, American, Chinese), the study is also comparing the effect of container grown seedlings using a patented container method (RPM ®) versus seedlings grown as bareroot nursery seedlings