We are working to establish a viable seed base through research and cross-pollination of blight resistant trees. Our efforts involve:

  • Locating blight resistant trees 
  • Distributing resistant seed for growing
  • Manual cross-pollination
  • DNA analysis to confirm pure native strands
  • Establishing research farms  
  • Increasing visibility through public outreach and education

This restoration  work  is a collaborative effort involving University researchers, student volunteers, local, State, and Federal cooperators, as well as outdoors-men and women participating in field research and education.  

Al Knox explaining how to handle the fragile Ozark Chinquapin seed to volunteers at Hobbs State Park