The American chestnut once dominated the forest landscape from Georgia to Maine. Then the blight struck, and by the 1950s, it was all but extinct. Now, after 30 years of breeding and crossbreeding, the American Chestnut Foundation believes it has developed a blight-resistant tree.
"Blighted Icon: Volunteers Aim To Revive Chestnut"
Source: AP, 12/10/2012