I received the Fedco Tree catalog for 2005 this week and they offer American Chestnut seedlings. They stated that they are blight susceptible. Why would anyone plant them in that case? Has any one tried growing American Chestnut or a hybrid, and how did it go? And, if all the American Chestnut trees are gone, how is the fungus still surviving. Does it stay in the soil or another site forever? All the woodwork, staircase wood, and woodfloors in my house is chestnut and it is such a pretty warm golden brown color. What a shame the chestnut tree is gone!