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Thursday, November 6, 2014

planting native chestnut trees in LIGONIER

Before a blight fungus devastated American chestnut trees in the 1900s, some say the hillsides in Pennsylvania looked snow-covered even after winter.
“Somewhere I read that you would swear in the spring in Pennsylvania in this area before the blight hit, that it was snowing in the springtime when all the chestnuts were in bloom,” said Barth Getto, 53, of New Hampshire.
Getto and his brother, Bob Getto, 56, of Cincinnati are planting blight-resistant Dunstan chestnuts throughout their 84-acre Two Mile Run Road property, in an effort to bring the majestic look back to Ligonier Valley.

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