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CT 40th Anniversary Celebration

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The American Chestnut Foundation is celebrating 40 years of research and restoration!

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in Hamden started to plant chestnuts as early as 1941, and has been an incredible partner for the Foundation, allowing fruitful collaborations between their scientists and TACF. It is therefore the ideal place to celebrate this anniversary amongst their multitudes of chestnut orchards!

Please join the CT Chapter at the Lockwood Farm for the following program:

“Graves”, one of the famous chestnut trees in CAES orchards

  • 1 pm: Guided tour of the chestnut orchards by CAES Assistant Agricultural Scientist Susanna Keriö, TACF-CT Chapter President Jack Swatt, and TACF-CT Chapter Outreach Coordinator Florian Carle
  • 2 pm: Screening of TACF’s new documentary film CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chestnut outside, under the Pavillon (bring chairs or blankets)
  • 3 pm: Self guided tour & hike at Sleeping Giant to see significant chestnut trees like “Sleeping Giant”, “Graves” (photo), or “Mahogany” (maps will be provided)


All interested people are invited.

This event is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station who generously welcomes us at their farm.


October 8
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Lockwood Farm
890 Evergreen Avenue
Hamden,, CT 06518 United States
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