More Guns For Reproduction

July 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm 2 comments

Guns For ReproductionBringing back the perfect tree
Last February, I did a post entitled Guns for Reproduction where I talked about how a shotgun helped collect pollen for the American Chestnut Foundation‘s breeding program.

Yesterday, the Richmond Registry in Kentucky published an article with another example of shotguns helping the American Chestnut. This time, the firearm is used to spread collected pollen on flowers 35 feet in the air.

So, Willis, 37, floated a helium balloon filled with chestnut pollen into the flowering canopy and blasted it apart with his shotgun. If the tree produces chestnuts in October, he’ll know it worked.

Read the full article at the Richmond Register.

Entry filed under: American Chestnut, American Chestnut Foundation, trees.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dave Bonta  |  July 31, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Rednecks for conservation! I love it.

  • 2. fatguy  |  January 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm



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