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Germplasm Conservation Orchard Planting Schedule

Germplasm Conservation Orchard
Planting Schedule

Volunteers are needed to help plant American Chestnut seeds in our Germplasm Conservation Orchards this month.

Given the tremendous harvest we had last fall, we will need help in getting those nuts planted in the ground.  We have several opportunities for planting at some of our established orchards and also one new orchard. We also have some backcross program nuts to plant in the Winchester Land Trust Seed Orchard. The schedule and locations is listed below.  Please bring work gloves and dress for working in a grassy environment where tick or poison ivy exposure may be possible.

Saturday, May 7th,  9:00 AM
Manchester Land Trust GCO at Bush Hill Preserve, 330 Bush Hill Rd, Manchester.  Follow the driveway to the right of the Cider Mill to the end and meet at the maintenance garage (Metal Barn). https://www.manchesterlandtrust.org/flyers/FarmMapTriFold9.6.17.pdf

Saturday, May 14th, 9:00 AM
Essex Land Trust GCO at Cross Lots Preserve, 40 West Avenue, Essex.  Parking is limited, but extra parking available across the street behind Town Hall/PD. Map here: https://www.essexlandtrust.org/Assets/Trail%20Maps/Trail%20Map%20-%20Cross%20Lots.pdf

Sunday, May 15th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Winchester Land Trust Seed Orchard, Hurlbut Field. Winchester Center. Look for the kiosk on Grantville Rd. near the intersection with West Rd. Follow the trail north along the field, then left across the field to the orchard. http://www.winchesterlandtrust.org/uploads/4/9/0/8/4908379/trail_map_-_hurlbut_field_2016.pdf

Sunday, May 15th, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Wilton Land Conservation Trust GCO, 183 Ridgefield Rd., Wilton.  Rain Date will be May 22nd, same time. http://www.wiltonlandtrust.org/183/

For additional information contact us at CTChapter@acf.org .

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