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Francesca and Sharkey Learn About Planting American Chestnut Trees

We were enjoying the outdoors earlier in the season when we happened upon our gardener Phurba, who was busy digging in a section of lawn. Of course, we Frenchies had to find out what he was up to.

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Hey, Sharkey! Let's go see what Phurba is digging up.

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Why, that looks like a little American chestnut tree.

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So the chestnuts drop to the ground, where they sprout and grow into trees.

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And after digging up all of these sprouted trees, Phurba then places them in pots and fills the pot with growing mix.

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I assume he will take all of the potted trees and put them in a remote area of the farm, where they will be watered and fed and continue to grow.

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Eventually, all of the 100 trees Phurba dug up will grow into mature American chestnut trees, like this one.

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That's very thrifty and nifty!

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