Identification of “Identification by Blight”

November 20, 2010 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

In December 2008, I stopped on Salt Pond Mountain to snag a season compare shot when some unusual bark caught my eye. Without the leaves I usually relied on, I was able to recognize a little orchard of American chestnut trees…by their blight.

Bear Cliffs - Surprise Chestnut Trees
One of the Trees I Spotted On Salt Pond Mountain

This past Sunday, the Roanoke Times ran an article, Researchers work to save American chestnut trees from blight. The article talks about the 40 year effort of Lucille and Gary Griffin to restore the American chestnut. “The project started in earnest,” the article writes, “on Salt Pond Mountain in Giles County.”

So nearly two years after my chance encounter of the trees, I now have a good idea of whose behind them. : )

(Hat Tip, Paul E!)

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