Rise and Fall of the American Chestnut
Sunday, December 11, 2022
3 p.m., Town Hall Auditorium
Where did Chestnut Plain Road and Chestnut Mountain get their names?
Ann Lomeli and Allison Bell will tell the story of this once-common tree of eastern U.S. forests and the invasive exotic pest that devastated the species.
Paul Wetzel of Smith College’s MacLeish Field Station in West Whately will talk about efforts there to breed blight-resistant chestnut trees.
Sample roasted chestnuts grown in Whately and learn about the Big River Chestnuts project in Sunderland, MA.
Fall Festival 2022
Snakes and reptiles of New England with Tom Tyning
Cider making with Paul Wetzel.
Seat weaving with Darcy Tozier
Music from the Packing Shed Band.