Chestnut anyone?

       Castanea dentata


Now that you've completed a crash course on the American Chestnut tree, and you are probably intrigued to learn more about the legend and future of Castanea dentata, visit the sites below...or start from the beginning again!

The American Chestnut Foundation

The American Chestnut Cooperators' Foundation

Or you could check out the book written by Susan Freinkel
American Chestnut: The Life, Death and, Rebirth of a Perfect Tree


Bailey, Liberty Hyde. 1913. Botany for Secondary Schools: A guide to the knowledge of vegetation of the 
Neighborhood. Macmillan.


Cox, George W. 2004. Alien species and evolution: the evolutionary ecology of exotic plants, animals, microbes,
and interacting native species
. Island Press.


DeGraaf, Richard M., and Paul E. Sendak. 2006. Native and naturalized trees of New England and adjacent Canada: 
a field guide. UPNE.


Elliot, Simon Bolivar. 1912. The Important Timber Trees of the United States: A Manual of Practiced 
Forestry. Houghton Mifflin Company.
Fergus, Charlie and Amelia Hansen. 2005. Trees of New England: A Natural History. Globe Pequot. 


Freinkel, Susan. 2007. American Chestnut: The Life, Death and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree. 
University of California Press.


Lang, P., F. Dane, T. Kubisiak, and H. Huang. 2006. Molecular evidence for an Asian origin 
and a unique westward migration of species in the genus Castanea via Europe to North America. 
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43:49-59.


Ostfeld, Richard, Felicia Keesing, and Valerie T. Eviner. 2008. Infectious disease ecology: the effects of 
ecosystems on disease and of disease on ecosystems. Princeton University Press.


Peine, John Douglas. 1999. Ecosystem Management for Sustainability: Principles and Practices 
Illustrated by a Regional Biosphere Reserve Cooperative. CRC Press.


Plants For a Future: Database. <URL:>
Accessed 12 April 2009. 


Snow, Charles Henry.1908. The principal species of wood: their characteristic properties. 2nd ed. J. Wiley & Sons, Michigan, USA.

Sternberg, Guy and James Wesley Wilson. 2004. Native Trees for North American Landscapes:
 from the Atlantic to the Rockies. Timber Press.
Tom Volk’s Fungus of the Month. <URL:> 
Accessed 12 April 2009.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Spring 2009. Lecture Notes. BIO 203, Organismal Biology. 
USDA Plants Classification. 
Accessed 30 March 2009.
Virginia Tech Department of Forestry. 
<URL:> Accessed 12 April 2009.


Feel free to check out other students' pages as well as our University's website below:

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse