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Saving The American Chestnut

Season 6 Episode 606 | 26m 50s

The American Chestnut tree used to be a staple in American forests until it essentially became extinct due to blight. Researchers and geneticists at SUNY ESF have found a way to resurrect the American Chestnut through genetic engineering. They are now working on getting the new blight-resistant trees approved by government agencies so they can begin distributing the trees back into the forests.

Aired: 06/07/18

Expires: 07/07/18

Rating: NR

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