Historial photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

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Re: Historial photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by Joe » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:28 am

Ray, I love your chestnut vase! Fantastic!
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Re: Historical photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by RayA » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:58 pm

Hi Don,

Yes, chestnut is a nice wood to work. Too bad there's not more of it to be had. Most, though not all, of my pieces have been from the weathered tidbits found on the forest floor here and there. It's fairly light weight, which, combined with its strength, is part of what made it so useful I guess. Do you have any of your father-in-law's carvings? Maybe you could post a few photos for us?

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Re: Historial photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by Rand » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:56 pm

Nice find Lucas,

BTW. The ACF thinks the die off of chestnuts in the piedmont was caused by phytophera root rot disease (also introduced from asia, but does't tolerate cold temperatures so it didn't spread north). They ran into this disease when they started trying to establish breeding orchard in different locals than their main breeding far, and their trees started mysteriously dieing. Fortunately, a lot of their hybrid show some resistance to this disease as well.

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Re: Historical photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by Don » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:39 pm

Ray-
We do, although none immediately available...it is a Sawhet Owl perched on a (chestnut) fencepost. We will try to relocate it, or the photo of it, over the holidays.
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RayA wrote:Hi Don,

Yes, chestnut is a nice wood to work. Too bad there's not more of it to be had. Most, though not all, of my pieces have been from the weathered tidbits found on the forest floor here and there. It's fairly light weight, which, combined with its strength, is part of what made it so useful I guess. Do you have any of your father-in-law's carvings? Maybe you could post a few photos for us?
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Re: Historial photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by RayA » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:05 pm

Joe wrote:Ray, I love your chestnut vase! Fantastic!
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Hi Joe,

Thank you, appreciate the kind words!

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Re: Historial photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by Lucas » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:18 pm

RayA wrote:
Lucas wrote: That's my blog you referenced.... thanks for noticing it!
I didn't figure out you were one and same until after posting. I meant to clarify that but something came up. I do like the blog as does a MA friend who sends updates.
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Re: Historial photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by Lucas » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:38 pm


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Claimed as American Chestnuts in the Smokies

Never saw these pix before
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Re: Historial photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:01 pm

Are those last two by Roth? Or from another source?

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Re: Historial photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by Lucas » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:03 pm

jamesrobertsmith wrote:Are those last two by Roth? Or from another source?
The source was not given.


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http://www.granger.com/pr/756164459/Gra ... review.jpg

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Re: Historial photo by Albert Roth of American chestnut.

Post by Lucas » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:48 pm


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Claimed as an American chestnut tree.

http://www.businessinsider.com/genetica ... 2016-1?amp

An interesting pic have not seen before.
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