SUNY-ESF Professors Discuss Blight-Resistant American Chestnut Trees (video) SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) are growing the first American chestnut trees that can withstand the blight that virtually eliminated the once-dominant tree from the eastern United States. Credit SUNY-ESF Usage Restrictions For use in connection with accompanying news story; subject to embargo. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.