Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My wife and I were playing golf yesterday. On the way to the next tee, I saw this magnificent tree in bloom. Neither of us knew what it was. As we approached the tee, there was a small plaque stating this was an Historic Chestnut Tree. It seems most of the Chestnut Trees in the United States were killed by a devastating blight that was transported from Europe at the turn of the last century. This tree is one of the few remaining American Chestnut Trees in the U.S. It is estimated to be 130 years old. Who ever thought golf could be so enlightening.