September 2020

Biology program volunteers at the KSU Field Station

Coordinated by Kennesaw State University’s Field Station Operations Manager Mike Blackwell, biology program volunteers weeded, fed, and mulched American chestnut tree hybrid seedlings, the result of a decades-long breeding program. These seedlings will be evaluated for resistance to the chestnut blight that wiped out American chestnuts. About 100 years ago, before the chestnut blight, the American chestnut tree was a dominant tree species of the eastern US. Eventually blight resistant plants will be used to restore these magnificent trees to their habitat. We can socially distance and still be part of something big!

Learn more about the Field Station at KSU »

Photo of Biology program volunteers at the KSU Field Station
Photo of Biology program volunteer at the Kennesaw State University Field Station
Photo of Biology program volunteer at the Kennesaw State University Field Station
Photo of Biology program volunteer at the Kennesaw State University Field Station
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