The future of the chestnut tree

2017-10-23T14:49:36-04:00November 30th, 2017|American Chestnut, Types of Wood|

There have been many scourges to strike this planet from the Bubonic Plague to the AIDS epidemic but humans are not the only living things that have been affected. A fungal blight wiped out nearly every chestnut tree in North America in the early 20th century and it has prevented re-population of the species even [...]

What happened to the chestnut tree?

2020-04-11T00:55:15-04:00May 9th, 2017|American Chestnut, Types of Wood|

The chestnut tree was once one of the most common trees in the United States. Towns and cities have named streets for trees like the maple, the walnut and the chestnut was no different. Chestnut Hill is the name of prominent neighborhoods in both Philadelphia and Boston. The tree anchored whatever ecosystem they were a [...]

Shellbark Hickory

2020-04-11T00:55:16-04:00February 16th, 2017|Shellbark hickory, Types of Wood|

The Shellbark hickory or carya laciniosa is a rare tree to find in modern times in the forest. When they can be found they reside in the midwestern United States in the Ohio River region, along the Mississippi in Missouri and Illinois, and along the Wabash River in Indiana and Ohio. The shellbark needs a [...]