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Postponed – Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s Monthly Program: American Chestnuts
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This program is postponed until the fall of 2020 in our effort to stop the spread of Covid-19. Stay tuned for a Wednesday May 13 7:00 pm virtual program that will be posted on Facebook. More information to follow.
Presenter: Mark Double
PVMN Continuing Education Eligible
This event is free and open to the public.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society welcomes Mark Double, President of the West Virginia chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation.
Join Mark Double as he discusses the history of the American chestnut, its relation to the State of West Virginia, and how to identify various chestnut species. Double also will discuss the three approaches being utilized by The American Chestnut Foundation to combat the chestnut blight pathogen with the hope of restoring American chestnut back into the forests of eastern North America.
Mark Double has worked with American chestnut and the chestnut blight fungus for 41 years at West Virginia University. He worked mainly with biological control of the chestnut blight fungus, where a fungal virus is inserted into the chestnut blight fungus to slow its growth and allow the tree to produce callus tissue to wall off the pathogen. Double, recently retired from WVU, is the President of the West Virginia chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation. Double has spoken on chestnut-related issues, locally, nationally and internationally.
Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430
Turn onto Hospice Lane and follow the road back. The Education Center will be on your left (the inpatient facility will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. Look for the yellow Audubon signs.
Please contact Krista Hawley at email@example.com or 681-252-1387 with any questions you may have.