American Chestnut


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American Chestnut

Three hundred and nine American chestnut logs from Loundonville, Ohio were used in the construction of Look About Lodge. American chestnut had long been the favored wood for log cabins in the eastern United States due to its availability, strength and resistance to rot. In the early 20th century, however, a fungus was introduced into America that decimated the once dominant tree species. The chestnut blight nearly brought the species to extinction by mid century.


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