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Hey all, I am in need of a little assistance. I am starting a new research project on the fossil record of American Chestnuts and am having trouble finding any information on their early history and evolution. I have found that they started in Louisiana and moved up northward, but I am having trouble finding dates on when exactly. I was also curious if anyone has an idea of where a good site would be to maybe find an American Chestnut tree leaf (or chestnut) fossil? I know some have been found in Oregon and Idaho, but I am looking for somewhere near southeastern Tennessee. I am willing to make a drive, just don't really have the funds (or time) to fly anywhere to search. Thanks for your help!
Anyone hear of CT's petrified forest in Southbury? I might go for a hike to see if I could find any fossils in the woods near the sites they have been found. Most of the petrified trees there are a new species of conifer and work is still being done on another possible species. It being the only Mesozoic forest in New England (yet) makes me wonder where the creature fossils are as most trees are persevered by flash flooding/mudslides.