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GA-TACF Annual Meeting May 11, 2024

GA-TACF Annual Meeting May 11, 2024

The American Chestnut Foundation Georgia Chapter (GA-TACF) Annual Meeting Announcement  The Georgia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will convene for its annual meeting on May 11th, 2024 at 10:00 AM, at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources,...

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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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Here is a pic from last week's screening of TACF's documentary, Clear Day Thunder, at the DeSoto Theater with Rome International Film Festival. Pictured are presenters/discussion leaders Kathy Patrick, Dr. Martin Cipollini, and Lisa Thomson. It was a really fun event with about 70 attendees and some very interesting post-film questions.... ; )

Look forward to some announcements regarding summer volunteer activities coming up in July! The American Chestnut Foundation

Photo by Leanne Cook.
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Here is a pic from last weeks screening of TACFs documentary, Clear Day Thunder, at the DeSoto Theater with Rome International Film Festival.  Pictured are presenters/discussion leaders Kathy Patrick, Dr. Martin Cipollini, and Lisa Thomson.  It was a really fun event with about 70 attendees and some very interesting post-film questions.... ; )

Look forward to some announcements regarding summer volunteer activities coming up in July!  The American Chestnut Foundation

Photo by Leanne Cook.

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Thanks to our friends at The Historic DeSoto Theatre for all their help and support! The tech folks rocked it, those in the concessions area were everyone’s friends, the promo was far-reaching, and we appreciate all the housekeeping details. Thanks to all who joined us too!

The film and the discussion afterward was very interesting!

In a recent article by New York magazine’s Intelligencer, journalist Kate Morgan details the history of the development of the Darling 58 transgenic American chestnut tree, the discovery that it was, in fact, Darling 54, and how that impacted the partnership between The American Chestnut Foundation and SUNY ESF’s American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project.

TACF President & CEO Will Pitt, along with TACF Chief Conservation Officer Sara Fitzsimmons are quoted.

This article is available for a limited time to non-subscribers of New York magazine; visit the link for more details.
tacf.org/the-problem-with-darling-58-the-fight-to-save-americas-iconic-tree/
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Good to finally get the whole story. It's been a wild ride, abet a sad one

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