The American chestnut tree used to dominate our regions forests but they were nearly wiped out decades ago. The good news it hybrid strains of American, European, and Asian chestnuts are being bred to be blight resistant. Due to advanced breeding programs some Chestnut trees will begin barely nuts in just 3 years. Consider planting a few chestnuts this fall. Just beware that the nut of the chestnut is protected by a spiny husk. If you have little kids this may be a tree you don't want to plant in the middle of your yard!