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Using Pollen from Land Between The Lakes

WE’RE SO HAPPY …….. RETURNED TO STEVE HARTMAN FULL AMERICAN ORCHARD, SCOTTSVILLE, KY near Tennessee Border to apply pollen from three LBL wild Americans, harvested, processed and stored last June by Lee Grace, UK Forestry Technician, from trees previously TreeSnapped by Jacob Pease and Megan Buland. Pollination Team: Steve Hartman and “Ches”, Jim Salmon, Ken Darnell

We kept the three LBL pollens separate and used all three to pollinate 51 pre bagged female flowers. Several pre bags had multiple flowers. Additionally, 5 flowers were bagged as CONTROLS, and were not pollinated. The pollen number (1, 2, or 3) written on each bag. ………and ***** Steve additionally pollinated several of his own prebagged flowers, using all three LBL pollens

See TreeSnap: ID # 6847761226 to see geographical location of Steve’s Orchard

…..and another HUGE THANK YOU to the USFS Leaders of LBL who are long time Partners with KY TACF Chapter

LBL (USFS Land Between the Lakes) wild Americans, and those in Scottsville area, are a part of the distinct “Southwest Population” of American Chestnuts. See the light green color on map below. VIP trees, for sure, and independent of the “Central Population” of wild American Chestnuts. Dark blue on map.

 

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If you're planning a drive through southern West Virginia, stop in at Camp Washington Carver, former 4-H Camp. Near Clifftop, Fayette County, WV

The Great Chestnut Lodge, a log building of unusual size and structural character, made entirely of American Chestnut. Built in 1941-42. The 4-H Camp was established by the West Virginia Legislature in 1937.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Washington-Carver_Complex
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If youre planning a drive through southern West Virginia, stop in at Camp Washington Carver, former 4-H Camp.       Near Clifftop, Fayette County, WV

The Great Chestnut Lodge, a log building of unusual size and structural character, made entirely of American Chestnut.   Built in 1941-42.    The 4-H Camp was established by the West Virginia Legislature in 1937.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Washington-Carver_Complex

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A very unique and beautiful structure.

INVITATION TO JOIN THE KENTUCKY CHAPTER

Help Save the American Chestnut Tree

support.tacf.org/membership Choose the Kentucky Chapter

Members receive three CHESTNUT magazines per year, plus additional email updates, from THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION and email invitations to attend on line CHESTNUT CHATS.

We also invite you to get "hands on involved" with the KY Chapter ..... as much or as little as you wish.
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INVITATION TO JOIN THE KENTUCKY CHAPTER

Help Save the American Chestnut Tree

https://support.tacf.org/membership    Choose the Kentucky Chapter

Members receive three CHESTNUT magazines per year, plus additional email updates, from THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION and email invitations to attend on line CHESTNUT CHATS.   

We also invite you to get hands on involved with the KY Chapter ..... as much or as little as you wish.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Successful Volunteer Work Day at EKU Hybrid American Chestnut Orchard

Saturday May 16th was a perfect day to come together in the EKU OCHARD. Thank you to the eight productive volunteers who made the work seem like play.

We used hand pruners and chain saws to trim out briars and small trees that were growing in the fence line around our 2.5 acre orchard. It will be easier for our EKU Partners to mow around the interior and exterior of the long fence line that protects our trees from hungry deer.

Stay tuned......more opportunities coming to JOIN US on a VOLUNTEER EVENT ********
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Successful Volunteer Work Day at EKU Hybrid American Chestnut Orchard

Saturday May 16th was a perfect day to come together in the EKU OCHARD.   Thank you to the eight productive volunteers who made the work seem like play.

We used hand pruners and chain saws to trim out briars and small trees that were growing in the fence line around our 2.5 acre orchard.   It will be easier for our EKU Partners to mow around the interior and exterior of the long fence line that protects our trees from hungry deer.

Stay tuned......more opportunities coming to JOIN US on a VOLUNTEER EVENT     ********Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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Well done

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