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Purdue University

Douglass Jacobs examines a chestnut tree

Caption: Purdue researcher Douglass Jacobs examines a 2 year old chestnut tree at an experimental farm near the university. Although researchers have begun producing blight-resistant American chestnuts, Jacobs said that other obstacles remain in reintroducing the tree to its native habitat throughout the Eastern United States.

Credit: Credit: Nicole Jacobs

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