American Chestnut Foundation Leaf Feeding Study

1024 681 Stroud Water Research Center

In an effort to restore chestnut trees to watersheds, blight-resistant varieties of American Chestnut have been developed over the last several years. This study uses the growth and survivorship of aquatic insects to test for differences in palatability and nutrition of leaves from wild-type American Chestnut, Chinese Chestnut, hybrid Chinese (American x Chinese), and three transgenic American Chestnut types.

Funded by: The American Chestnut Foundation

Principal investigators: Bernard W. Sweeney and John K. Jackson

Project years: 2015, 2016