Biotech chestnut trees thrive in 3 U.S. forests, researchers say

09/25/2009 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

U.S. researchers reported that 500 blight-resistant chestnut trees that were planted in three national forests in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia are thriving during the first year. If proven successful, the biotech chestnut trees could help cease the damaging effects of bark beetles and other exotic pests on U.S. forests.

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