The American chestnut was a mighty wonder that graced the forests of Appalachia, much of New England and the northeast, and parts of the Midwest. It sustained all forms of life and embraced us, from cradle to grave. At the turn of the 20th century, a deadly blight accidentally imported into the U.S. from Asia devastated the American chestnut. Within a span of only two generations, the tree was nearly extinct.
The new documentary film CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chestnut tells the story of passionate citizen scientists and researchers working to restore this ecologically and economically important species, during this pivotal moment. The tree that forged a connection with humankind has been embraced in turn by humans who, invigorated by hope, are working tirelessly to revive this magnificent tree -- so that it can once again help shape the future. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer period with a Board Member of The American Chestnut Foundation, Connecticut Chapter.
Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by The American Chestnut Foundation, Connecticut Chapter. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at email@example.com or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.
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