Jun 17th, 2009 by Barbara
I am a tree hugger and proud of it!
This is really something you should take time for if you can please join the members of the Adair County Garden Club on Saturday June 27th.
The Kentucky Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation www.kychestnut.org will be conducting its annual meeting here in Columbia. This meeting is open to the public and you do not have to be a member to attend. Scott Freidhof, president of the Kentucky chapter will speak. Follow the link to the American Chestnut Foundation to learn more about the blight that nearly wiped out the American Chestnut in the early 1900’s and the research that is currently being conducted to breed a new blight resistant tree.
The meeting will be held at the Crammer Dinning Hall at Lindsey Wilson College beginning at noon central time. Everyone is asked to please be there 20 minutes early in time to be seated for lunch (on your own). The meeting will focus on who the American Chestnut Society is and what they are doing to save the nearly extinct American Chestnut tree. The presentation will include comments on the current tree “breeding” program and information on chestnut research. Seedling trees will be available for those interested in the restoration program.
At approx 1:00 the meeting will adjourn in order to carpool out to the site of the largest Chestnut tree in Kentucky and possibly the U.S.As many of you already know Kentucky’s largest (and oldest?) American Chestnut tree is right here in Adair County. In fact it’s right here on the road I live on. This promises to be very interesting and I hope that you take the time to join us.
For more information on this or other Adair County Garden Club activities please contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org