Welcome to our GE American chestnuts resource page!
As you may be aware, New York is ground zero for both research and investment in genetically engineered trees. The State University of New York at Syracuse College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) has partnered with the American Chestnut Foundation to use industry money to develop genetically engineered American chestnuts for release into the wild. They have plans to release 10,000 of these trees in the near future, to repopulate what they call a critical part of the eastern woodlands ecosystem.
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