AHS FFA Helps Restore American Chestnut Tree Population
Posted on 03/03/2023
Alexander High School Agriculture students and members of Future Farmers of America (FFA), along with their instructor Mr. Ryan Bragg, recently planted six American Chestnut trees on campus as part of the restoration efforts of The American Chestnut Foundation.

Over the last 100 years, nearly four billion American Chestnuts, which once inhabited forests in the eastern United States, have been wiped out by deadly blight. It is the mission of the foundation to return the iconic tree to its native range by breeding a blight resistant tree.

Through partnership with the local spur of the foundation, Douglasville-Douglas County Friends of the American Chestnut, and its chairperson Mrs. Dot Padgett, these AHS students have been able to have hands-on participation in this project and direct exposure to a rare and valuable learning opportunity.

If you would like to learn more about Douglasville-Douglas County Friends of the American Chestnut, please visit the Facebook page - American Chestnut Tree Restoration in Douglas County/Douglasville, GA.
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