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Georgia Chapter Activities Summer 2021

Georgia Chapter Activities Summer 2021

GA-TACF members and other chestnut enthusiasts, We just wanted to give a quick update on some of the activities going on in our chestnut breeding and disease resistance program.  Many of you have expressed interest in volunteering, and very soon we will have some...

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GA-TACF Annual Membership Meeting 2021

GA-TACF Annual Membership Meeting 2021

Please join our Annual Georgia Chapter Member Meeting on May 22, 2021, 10 am – 12 noon (via Zoom; details and URL at the bottom of this page) Our special invited speaker will be Dr. Donald Davis, founding GA-TACF chapter president and author of the upcoming book "The...

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Chestnut Grafting at Berry College

Chestnut Grafting at Berry College

On Wednesday, April 8, 2021, GA-TACF volunteers initiated a third year of grafting attempts as part of our American chestnut gene conservation program.  This phase of the work took place at the Berry College nursery.  Scion material was collected in Jan-March from 15...

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Georgia Chapter Request for Volunteer Roles

Georgia Chapter Request for Volunteer Roles

GA-TACF members, collaborators, and other “chestnut” people! For many years, the Georgia chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation has relied on our general membership primarily for volunteer work in the field (pollinations, harvests, plantings, orchard care). But...

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More Chestnut Seedlings for the Roy Richards Seed Orchard!

More Chestnut Seedlings for the Roy Richards Seed Orchard!

The weather was fantastic (~50 degrees and sunny) for our chestnut planting at the Roy Richards “Southern Road” seed orchard this past Saturday!  We want to thank everyone who participated for the enthusiastic help (see list below).  Altogether, we added ~115 hybrid...

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Flint PRR Orchard Expansion Completed

Flint PRR Orchard Expansion Completed

Great news!  The long-sought after expansion of the Austin Flint Phytophthora screening orchard has been completed.  This is a critically important project many years in the making.  Many thanks to all who have been involved with this project since its inception. The...

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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.
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