What are people's thoughts on large scale planting of American-Asian chestnut hybrids in the east to overcome chestnut blight? A friend of mine's mother has asked us to donate to the American Chestnut Foundation to plant hybrid trees. I have mixed thoughts on bringing in non-natives (even if they are hybrids) but also think if we introduced the blight then we have some responsibility to try to fix it.... Anyway, if you have an opinion about this please let me know. i'm definitely going to donate something but I guess the level depends on whether it is a good idea or not.