MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. (AP) - The American
chestnut's historical center in West Virginia will see a return of the
On April 19, Boy Scouts at the Summit
Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Mount Hope will plant chestnuts.
West Virginia Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1lICcea ) says volunteers will
plant several hundred potentially blight-resistant chestnuts near the west end
of the Consol Energy Bridge.
The plantings are part of an American
Chestnut Foundation program to restore the American chestnut to the nation's
The foundation says the reserve is
located near the center of the chestnuts' historical range in the heart of the
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