Chestnuts toasted

Ellery “Woods” Sinclair talked American chestnuts Sunday as part of the Housatonic Heritage series of educational walking tours on the weekend of Sept. 17-18. Photo By Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — A sure sign of the change of seasons is a visit to the American chestnut saplings with Ellery “Woods” Sinclair.

The hybrid, blight-resistant trees are part of a project to restore what Sinclair called “these magnificent, iconic trees” in the U.S.

A group of about 20 people gathered at the site, off Undermountain Road in Falls Village, to take part in one of that weekend’s Housatonic Heritage walks, a series of informative hikes sponsored by the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

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