THE GREAT AMERICAN CHESTNUT RESTORATION!

COPPER BASIN, TN

21 April 2021

We planted eighty-five American Chestnut trees at the Copper Basin reclaimed mine site today.  Barry Thacker grew the sixty hybrid American Chestnuts and twenty-five pure Americans from nuts over the past year.  Students from Ginger Montgomery's Ecology class at Copper Basin High School joined us at this beautiful site.  Hopefully, in a few decades they can bring their grandchildren to the site and show them the forest they helped create.  We were joined by Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC), EPA, Office of Surface Mining (OSM), InterIntertrade, Glenn Springs Holdings, Ducktown Basin Museum, TN Mining Association and the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation. All photos can be viewed at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVmP82P What did you do today?

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