Sunday, January 27, 2013
Bethel Historical Society Program
Bethel Township Preservation Society
presents Special Guest Speaker
7:30 PM at the John L. Myers Memorial Township Building,
1082 Bethel Road Garnet Valley, PA 19060
Tuesday January 29th
Albert Eelman is a long time member of the American Chestnut Foundation and past president of the PA chapter. The foundation's mission is to restore the American Chestnut tree to the Appalachian forests. The American Chestnut was completely wiped out from Maine to Georgia between 1904 and 1940. The rapid spread of the blight wiped out one quarter of all the hardwoods in the eastern United States. We are breeding a tree that will incorporate the blight resistance of the Chinese Chestnut into the American tree.