New Chestnut Trees for Northern Michigan

Kama Ross

In this video (click above), we hear about efforts by researchers working on combating tree diseases, including the American Chestnut blight. Researchers at Michigan State University and elsewhere are developing new chestnut trees that may be valuable in replacing some of the trees now being lost in the northern forests.

Join the District Forester for Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, Kama Ross for a short discussion with Dr. Carmen Medina Mora, a microbiologist working in the Sakalidis Lab at MSU. Dr. Medina Mora describes and illustrates some of the efforts being made by forest pathologists to identify disease resistant strains of chestnut trees and new methods for propagating large numbers of trees seedlings.

Dr. Carmen Medina Mora

Dr. Medina Mora was a featured speaker for the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan on February 5, 2019. Nature Change is grateful to the Master Gardeners for giving us the opportunity to capture this interview.

2 thoughts on “New Chestnut Trees for Northern Michigan

  1. So good to hear about the efforts to combat tree loss from disease and possible climate change. The chestnut sounds like an excellent choice for this important project in northwest Michigan and I’m curious to know if the rest of the Midwest with such tree loss’s will be included.

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