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Thread #62269   Message #3181930
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
05-Jul-11 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Où vas-tu, mon petit garçon? (Acadian)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Où vas-tu, mon petit garçon? (Acadian)
The American chestnut, a large tree, Castanea dentata, had a natural range from Alabama north to the New England states and southernmost maritime Canada. Sadly, it now is absent from most of its natural range due to the chestnut blight. The stately avenues of chestnuts in eastern American cities sadly died and had to be removed. To the average person, there is little to distinguish the American chestnut from the European or the Asian species.

Pears came to North America with the first colonists so would have been well-known. Excellent pears are grown in Nova Scotia, and other parts of Canada (except, perhaps, Alberta and Saskatchewan).