planting chestnut trees immune to the blight that wiped out old-growth forests. It is possible for purists without apologies to incite chestnut tree to make a comeback. Last year I planted five bare-root sprouts on the steep slope behind my house. Today I startled a wood grouse, dug three wide holes deep in black soil and planted three live, four to six foot tall trees. As payback, after two days and nights of rain, I slid, I rolled like a log, I broke my glasses and the steep hillside feels none of my pain tonight. Imagine none of those things will matter in a hundred years.