is to return the iconic American chestnut to its native range.
is a robust eastern forest restored to its splendor.
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Chestnut Chat Series
Join us December 15 from 11:30AM – 1:00PM (EDT), for the next LIVE Chestnut Chat and hear the latest updates from TACF’s Meadowview Research Farms in Meadowview, Virginia.
Since the late 1980s, Meadowview Research Farms has been The American Chestnut Foundation’s central research, tree breeding, and testing site. Join us to learn about the cyclical nature of breeding, planting, and testing thousands of chestnut trees every year. Meadowview staff members will share the science and art of their work in the field, nursery, and laboratory, as well as some current research highlights.
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How to identify an American chestnut tree
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How to receive American chestnut seeds & seedlings
Learn how to get American chestnut seeds and seedlings from TACF.
You can help conserve the American chestnut by collecting scion wood The American Chestnut Foundation is seeking scion wood from wild American chestnut trees from the southern population. (Scion wood is the name for the twigs used in grafting and propagating woody...
By WV Board Member Lewis CookOver a brisk weekend in early October, during the Annual West Virginia Chestnut Festival in Rowlesburg Mark Double, WV-TACF Chapter President, retired from his duties. Chapter Board member Lewis A. Cook shared these kind words about his...
By Hannah Leeper, Southern Regional Outreach Coordinator Thank you to President Doug Gillis and the other members and volunteers of TACF’s Carolinas Chapter who attended our virtual meeting on September 20, 2023! This meeting, the first held since the COVID-19...
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You are cordially invited to attend the 24th Annual Meeting of the MA/RI Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation Sunday, December 3, 2023 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Meeting will be […]
Come celebrate TACF’s 40th Anniversary with the Carolinas Chapter at the picturesque Fonta Flora Brewery location at Whippoorwill Farm in Nebo, NC! Join us on Sunday, December 3rd from 12:00-3:00PM […]