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Hegarty Hollow

November 25, 2017
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John Hegarty, a neighbor of our past NCLT president Culver Modisette, owned 83 acres of upland forest in northwestern Stafford, CT. John and Culver would frequently meet to reminisce about their servie during WWII. Culver was in the Navy and John was in the Merchant Marine. Both served on ships in the dangerous convoys crossing…

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In the Chestnut Jungle

Swann Farm Chestnut Orchard‎

November 25, 2017
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The Swann Farm Back-Cross Chestnut Orchard is a cooperative partnership between the Northern Connecticut Land Trust and the American Chestnut Foundation. The one and a half acre orchard includes 188 nuts from a mother tree in Stafford, CT pollinated with pollen from the American Chestnut Foundation’s CH283 tree, a third backcross to American that carries…

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