SMARTBARK offers a tribute to the American Chestnut Tree! Take a look at our Chestnut Designs Old Style Chestnut is molded from original chestnut bark siding. Below is a recent project replacing 80-year-old original chestnut bark with our SmartBark!
"More than a century ago, nearly four billion American chestnut trees were growing in the eastern U.S. They were among the largest, tallest, and fastest-growing trees. The wood was rot-resistant, straight-grained, and suitable for furniture, fencing, and building. The nuts fed billions of wildlife, people and their livestock. It was almost a perfect tree, that is until a blight fungus killed it more than a century ago. The chestnut blight has been called the greatest ecological disaster to strike the world’s forests in all of history."
Old Style Chestnut comes in three color options, Timber Brown, Weathered Gray & Weathered Brown!
also available from the designers at Barkclad is the Elite Chestnut! It mimics the original Chestnut Bark as the days the Giants existed Barkclad is a member of the American Chestnut Foundation.
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