This is really exciting, it would be great to see the Chestnut restored here.

The American chestnut was once a dominant species in the forests of the eastern United States; it accounted for 25 percent of the trees in the forest. A healthy one can grow more than 100 feet tall and measure 10 feet in diameter.
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Interesting news, but time will tell how effective the wheat gene is, or if it messes with the tree's timber profile the way hybridizing with Chinese chestnut did.