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Restoring the American chestnut
After years of research and painstaking cross-breeding, foresters are planting blight-resistant seedlings

The 1,400 trees planted at two reclaimed strip mines in eastern Ohio are the fruit of a painstaking breeding project to produce an American chestnut resistant to the blight that wiped out the tree in the early years of the 20th century.

http://www.columbusdispatch.com/dis...sci_chestnut.ART_ART_05-08-07_B4_3P6IQ1N.html
 
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