I want to grow more of the dentatas, the american chestnut. They are endangered here, on the Species at Risk list, and it’s fun to provide a space for the local genotypes to grow.
They make good lumber, and very tasty nuts, so I get something out of it too, grin.
Lumber will be for the kids, as I’m older and the biggest tree went in the ground in 2006…3 inches diameter at 4.5 feet.
If the Kids only cut the ones I planted, and not the increase, they will be self seeding and a viable population. My Dad and I planted acorns the year I was 3, and when our kids got married, we cut those oaks to pay for their wedding. The increase is happily growing and multiplying.