Iceland's Dramatic Landscape

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#11)  Re: Iceland's Dramatic Landscape

Postby Lucas » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:34 pm

Apparently, they tried Am. Chestnut there once for a refugium reserve.
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir
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#12)  Re: Iceland's Dramatic Landscape

Postby jclarke » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:20 am

Yah, they did.  One fall was extra cold and cloudy and the trees didn't put up enough reserves to winter.  They didn't leaf that following spring.  It's a bit of a southern species for that location.

The American Chestnut Foundation furnished New York seedlots, hoping they might do well, as they were coast adapted.  They tried some from NY mountains too, for their cold hardiness, but the winters are presently too long.  The summer/fall sun is weaker there too, less energy to store away carbs for the winter.


Surprisingly enough, there are some in Estonia, from the Perkins House seedlot.

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