Chestnut Tree Nature Hike ~ Coverdale Farm Preserve

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Friday December 9

12:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Take a hike to the largest known American Chestnut in Delaware. Once giant, common trees, the Chestnut has been wiped out by the Chestnut blight for more than 100 years. The individuals that remain are typically small, spindly trees that die back before they get very old, and are functionally extinct in the ecosystem. The Chestnut at Coverdale Farm Preserve is significantly larger than the norm and is compelling since it has not succumbed to the blight at this point, making it the focus of crossbreeding and study.

The hike to the tree will be 2-miles with some hills. It is somewhat rugged. Along the way, we'll identify other trees and wildlife, and will talk about how Delaware Nature Society manages the nature preserve which is closed to the public except for guided walks such as this. Led by Dave Pro and Joe Sebastiani.

Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road, Greenville, DE.

Adult | Member $20 | Non-member $30