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PA/NJ Spring Growers Meeting

April 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Planting, Growing, and Breeding Basics for American Chestnut

Join us on Saturday, April 1, 2023 (8:30 AM-4:00 PM) for a grower-centric meeting focused on chestnuts. We will gather in 603 Barron Innovation Hub, located at 123 South Burrowes Street in State College, PA, for a coffee social, presentations, and lunch. After lunch, we will wrap up the presentations and tour the greenhouse, and orchard at Penn State, and visit our new Chapter office. Tickets range from $10 to $25 and include a virtual option. Learn more on our event page: https://pattacf.org/2023-spring-growers-meeting/

Meeting Presentations
Good, Bad, and Ugly of planting chestnut trees.
Rick Hartlieb | Assistant District Forester (DCNR), Owner Castanea Farms  gr

GIS Modeling for American Chestnut Site Suitability
Jen Santoro | Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and the Environment
Villanova University

Pollination, Harvest, and Storage of Chestnuts
Sara Fern Fitzsimmons | Chief Conservation Officer for The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) at Penn State University (PSU)

Greenhouse and Orchard Tour
Stephen Hoy | Orchard Manager/Research Technician PA/NJ Chapter of TACF