A Pandemic, A Geographer, and a Chestnut Tree

These three things seem unrelated at first glance. Upon further inspection, you may see that they are actually tightly woven together. The mighty American Chestnut tree was once the dominant canopy species in the forests of Eastern North America. That is, until a blight from China in 1904 entered our country in the port ofContinue reading “A Pandemic, A Geographer, and a Chestnut Tree”