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A sapling of an American chestnut tree in the Ashley Schiff Preserve. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Hope for the American chestnut trees, a dying species

Brianne Ledda April 22, 2021
“A tree came down, look at that.” Sue Avery, a botanist and certified landscaper, examines a thin wire cage along the border of the Ashley Schiff Preserve on campus.
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50 years forever wild: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

50 years “forever wild”: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

Brianne Ledda, Margaret Osborne, and Taylor Beglane October 11, 2019
When Stony Brook University decided to bulldoze the tallest conifer tree on campus in the 1960s, political science professor Dr. Ashley Schiff chained himself to its trunk.
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