TOPIC: More Pisgah Chestnuts, I am Back!
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Date: Sat, Oct 18 2008 7:24 pm
From: James Parton
Joy and Pisgah chestnut
Well finally I am doing a post, the first since July. Much has
happened since then to overly occupy my time. I have moved, Joy's
son came up to visit and I have been so broke I have not been able
to get out very much to do any outings. The gas situation around
here has not helped any either. I have missed you all and have not
forgotten about ENTS. Also I have been moved to first shift with a
pay cut. Ouch! Anyway. Once an ent always an ent
Pisgah chestnut burrs
Last weekend Joy and I rode up to Pisgah Inn to hike up the Buck
Springs Trail which connects the Inn to the Mt. Pisgah parking area.
Earlier in the year I found a large American Chestnut on the trail
that was blooming and I wanted to return to check out if it had nuts
in the fall. Returning I found numerous large burrs but inside I
found only tiny atrophied nuts. This I really don't understand. I
have found several trees in this area that try to produce nuts and
flower during the summer but during the fall the burrs contain only
shrunken tiny nuts. It seems that they are or should be enough trees
here for cross pollination. I have wondered if the blight may weaken
the trees so much that it makes them incapable of producing a
healthy nut crop. I dunno.
== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Sun, Oct 19 2008 5:21 am
Welcome back. You've been missed. As you say, "Once an ent,
always an ent". We look forward to your posts.