Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHS staff to plant blight-resistant chestnut trees

Can the American chestnut tree eventually recover from the devastating blight that has plagued it for decades? We could find out from a planting next weekend at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky, where staff will plant 20 potentially blight-resistant American chestnut trees at the national park's picnic area.

This free event is open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. The park's picnic pavilion will be closed from public use from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day due to this special event.

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