Chestnut Growers’ Guide to Pests and Diseases

from The Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation
May-June 2013

Growing American chestnuts is an adventure with many rewards: stately trees, delicious nuts, and conservation of an important species. But today’s chestnuts have to fend off much more than the notorious blight fungus. Other exotic pathogens and pests have arrived on the scene, and a whole host of hungry insects and mammals—both native and introduced—probably want a bite of your trees. This guide, intended for backyard and small orchard growers, will help you recognize some of the common problems and offer suggestions for how to deal with them.

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