The good news is, disease resistant American Elms are already in production,
see http://www.elmpost.org /.
The reintroduction of the American Chestnut is scheduled for 2007. The
American Chestnut at one time was an incredibly prolific climax forest
tree-- is is estimated that in our deciduous forests one tree in every four
was an American Chestnut! For more info on the blight resistant chestnut,
Of course it will be many years before either of those trees would be
commercially available as timber.
As usual the problem is : a) money and b) time. It takes a little
while to grow a tree. Not like wheat or soybeans at all. Chestnut was
used for just about everything from fence posts to coffins to beams
under houses to ----.
On Sat, 29 Nov 2003 17:36:28 GMT, "David J Bockman"
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