fungus. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture s Forest Service data show that the number of butternut trees has declined by 84 percent in some pans of the Great Lakes states over the past decade and a half.

But USDA scientists think they have found a way to fight the spread of the dis-

A healthy butternut tree.

ease. They are cloning butternut trees that seem to be naturally fungus-resistant.

Finding healthy trees for this research is difficult and time consuming, and researchers can use your help. If you have butternuts growing on your property and would like to learn more, write to: Forest Disease Project, USDA Forest Service, 1992 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108.


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