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Beechwood Center

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44 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852 United States

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January 2017

Beechwood Lecture Series: The URI American Chestnut Project

January 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Rudi Hempe, Agricultural Experiment Station Facilities Manager for the Master Gardener Program at East Farm, concentrates on research projects such as the effort to develop a blight resistant American Chestnut Tree. This endeavor, known as the Chestnut Orchard Research Project, started locally in 2009. Rudi will discuss the latest developments and findings in this ongoing research project to help save the American Chestnut. Rudi is a retired journalist who spent more than 40 years in newspapers such as the Providence Journal but mostly as editor…

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