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GA-TACF By-laws Update

Copied below is a draft of updated by-laws for GA-TACF that will be presented and adopted at the annual meeting at UGA, May 11. Many thanks to Scott Laseter for re-drafting these by-laws. Please excuse formatting errors and use horizontal scroll bars to read through...

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American chestnut seeds available from GA-TACF

American chestnut seeds available from GA-TACF

NOTE: We have allocated all of the seeds from the 2023 seed crop!  We hope to run this promotion again next year (January 2025). Special offer for new or renewing GA-TACF members If you join TACF, renew a lapsed membership, or renew early plus add a donation of at...

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GA-TACF Annual Meeting May 13 2023

GA-TACF Annual Meeting May 13 2023

Calling all Georgia American Chestnut enthusiasts! The Georgia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (GA-TACF) will hold its annual state meeting on May 13th, 2023, in Dahlonega. The meeting will be held at the University of North Georgia Health and Natural...

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GA-TACF Science Progress 2022

GA-TACF Science Progress 2022

2022 was a very productive year for the Georgia chapter of TACF and its many citizen volunteers.  Here is a quick summary of progress, starting with a summary of what we've been able to accomplish in the breeding program since 2006. Seed type Crosses American chestnut...

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So you want to plant some chestnuts?

So you want to plant some chestnuts?

We're happy to be hearing from so many folks like you who are interested in planting chestnuts on their property.  We’ve received a lot of requests for chestnut seedlings and that’s good news, since it indicates a high level of interest in restoring the American...

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Presentation and tree planting at GMREC in Blairsville

On Saturday February 10, GA-TACF’s Dr. Martin Cipollini (Berry College) will be speaking at a meeting of the North GA Mountains Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society. Dr. Cipollini’s presentation will focus on the GA chapter’s statewide chestnut breeding program. This meeting is open to the public, so we encourage folks local to the Blairsville area to stop by!

The meeting is at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center (GMREC). 195 Georgia Mountain Experiment Station Road, Blairsville, GA. The entrance is about 3 miles south of Blairsville on Rt. 19/129/11 (Gainesville Highway).

The Native Plant Society meeting starts at 10 am. Dr. Cipollini’s talk will run from about 11 am – noon. Immediately following the meeting, GMREC volunteers and others will plant a few small chestnut seedlings at a nearby spot on the property. Visitors are welcome to join and learn about planting and caring for chestnuts.

Please note some other items:

Earth Day at The Pettit Environmental Preserve near Dallas, GA, Saturday April 20. GA-TACF’s Mark Stoakes will be on hand to share information about our chestnut restoration program. Watch for upcoming details about this event.

Save the date! GA-TACF’s annual meeting will be held at The University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry on May 11 (morning meeting and presentations with field trip options in the afternoon). Agenda forthcoming. All are invited (members and non-members alike). The American Chestnut Foundation
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KPB - Keep Pickens Beautiful

TACF is hiring a paid intern for the Mid-Atlantic region. The intern will:
• Assist with all aspects of TACF’s Mid Atlantic regional science programs.
• Plant, maintain, and monitor American chestnuts in field and greenhouse settings.
• Assist with breeding selections, pollinations, and inventory activities.
• Enter data and digitized records into TACF’s online database.

Requirements:
• Some training in forestry, ecology, horticulture, biology, or related fields.
• Good written and oral communication skills, strong time-management skills.
• Ability to work well independently and in group settings.
• Proficiency with MS Office products, especially Excel; good attention to detail.
• Travel throughout Mid-Atlantic region (with focus in VA and MD) will be required.
✨Candidate MUST have own vehicle and current driver’s license
✨To Apply:
Email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Cassie Stark at cassie.stark@tacf.org
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Come see it in Sautee Nacoochee tomorrow at 2 pm. Sautee Nacoochee Center.We would like to announce CLEAR DAY THUNDER as the BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM of LWFF2024 - presented by TEREN

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Come see it in Sautee Nacoochee tomorrow at 2 pm. Sautee Nacoochee Center.
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