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In the best interest of butternuts

August 09, 2010
  • Penn State Mont Alto forest technology instructors Craig Houghton and Beth Brentley collect butternut leaf samples Monday morning in Michaux State Forest at the Waynesboro, Pa., watershed.
By Kevin G. Gilbert, Staff Photographer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. --Penn State Mont Alto forest technology instructors Craig Houghton and Beth Brentley find butternut trees, then send leaf and twig samples to a lab for analysis. A fungal disease has killed a significant amount of butternut trees nationwide, Brentley said.

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