Chestnut researchers in China

A group of U.S. scientists, including researchers from Penn State and the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, is in China studying chestnut trees as part of the effort to develop a blight-resistant variety than can be reintroduced into American forests. A member of the group, Sara Fitzsimmons, a research support technologist in the School of Forest Resources, is filing dispatches with photographs from the trip. To read her "Chestnuts in China" blog, go to

Last Updated November 18, 2010