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Delaware Hikers Take Trek to ‘Middle of Nowhere’ for Glimpse of Rare Adult American Chestnut

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Cris Barrish
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WHYY
Courtney Streett (right foreground) gazes up at the American chestnut tree in Delaware with other hikers as guide Joe Sebastiani (gray baseball cap) gives a tutorial.

The discovery of the only known adult American chestnut in Delaware has spurred widespread interest in visiting the rare tree.

WHYY's Cris Barrish joined the Delaware Nature Society's first guided tour and chronicled one octogenarian’s quest to get a glimpse of the remote specimen.

(Original air-date: 11/21/22)

Cris Barrish, a national award-winning investigative reporter, covers stories about Delaware.