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Restoration of the American Chestnut to Central Appalachian Forests .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Restoration of the American Chestnut to Central Appalachian Forests
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  • Submitted by: Duke Energy
  • Topic: Forests
  • Keywords: chestnut tree, forest, aquaculture and forestry; Community development
  • Location: USA, Central Appalachian Forests
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Documents
Action Network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Global Compact
Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Conduct three-year, three-acre test plots 2015
Description
Partner(s)
The Forest Health Initiative
Description/achievement of initiative
Beginning in early 2013, Duke Energy commits to conduct carefully monitored field tests on transgenic American chestnut trees, to assess the viability and safety of reintroducing the species.
Implementation methodologies
By conducting field tests on transgenic trees, this commitment helps support Duke Energy's strategy to support forest health, increasingly viewed as a necessary strategy for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. The characteristics studies could also help fuel economic growth for the Central Appalachian region.

Duke Energy has long understood the value of forests to their business, and has participated in numerous forest restoration projects, as well as wetland restoration projects. this commitment will be funded by Duke Energy.

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