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Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree…

December 19, 2012

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This horse chestnut tree was planted by George Washington in  Fredericksburg, Va. The photo was taken in 1925.

Do you remember chestnut trees?  Chances are you have never seen one live, if you were born after 1950.  Once one of the most elegant shade trees in North America, in the early 1900’s a blight destroyed the chestnut tree.  But now, there are concerted efforts to develop a blight-resistant strain and bring the spreading chestnut tree back.  Read more here: http://www.houselogic.com/blog/plants-trees/chestnut-tree/?nicmp=social&nichn=widgets&niseg=HorizontalLayout

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
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