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Mossman's Brook in West Milford, NJ

 Mossman's Brook (elev. 1,030 ft.) along Clinton Road in  West Milford, NJ - June 18, 2016   MORE PICTURES!

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Rutgers researchers nurture young trees in hopes of reviving American chestnut

May 01, 2016 - As Arbor Day is observed Friday, Rutgers University researchers are making efforts to bring back a species of tree that used to be among the tallest along the Eastern Seaboard.

American chestnuts made up about a quarter of Northeast forests until a fungus from trees imported from Asia in the late 19th century wiped them out, said Christina Kaunzinger, a senior ecologist at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

"They provided a dependable source of nuts for the wildlife of the forest and for people as well," she said. "The trees themselves produced rot-resistant wood that was used for a lot of timber applications."

Experimental hybrid American chestnut trees cross-bred with blight-resistant Asian varieties were planted by Rutgers researchers in Somerset County six years ago; so far, they’re thriving.

Meanwhile, researchers in New York are taking a different approach. They’ve genetically engineered chestnut saplings immune to the fungus.

Rutgers plant biology professor Brad Hillman hopes restoration attempts will succeed.

"It would be terrific to see some of the same types of landscapes as in the 1800s and 1700s. It was an important part of the forestry system at the time for a good reason," Hillman said. "People loved the tree."

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new Continental Wedge Salad
Wedge Salad with crumbled roquefort cheese and bacon

flat iron steak
Flat Iron Steak
The New Continental Hotel and Restaurant

 The New Continental Restaurant serves lunch and dinner six days a week (closed Mondays) in a historic country inn. The restaurant  offers fantastic lake views with both indoor and outdoor dining options. In the Delft cocktail Lounge, visitors can have a relaxing drink surrounded by 240 different painted Delft Tiles and autographed photos of previous hotel guests including Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and others.
 
Just 45 miles from new York City, the New Continental is located on beautiful Greenwood Lake surrounded by mountains and forests. Lodging is available in fifteen private guest rooms as well as three summer cottages
The New Continental Hotel and Restaurant
15 Leo Court
Greenwood Lake, NY
(845)477-2456
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