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KY TACF Partnership with USFS Daniel Boone National Forest

Thank you Scott Ray for inviting us to attend DBNF Annual Meeting held at Berea College

Dr. Ellen Crocker, Scott Ray, and Ken Darnell, KY TACF Board Members, conducted a presentation on TreeSnap and the State University of New York’s “Darling 58” transgenic American Chestnut to 120 plus leaders of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

We asked for their help to find and “Snap” more wild American Chestnuts across all of the Forest, especially “larger” trees of three inches and greater dbh (diameter breast high)

https://treesnap.org/

We also presented Hybrid American Chestnut Seedlings to Scott Ray, DBNF Supervisor and Brad Turberville, Deputy DBNF Supervisor for an educational planting on “The Boone”.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/dbnf

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Kentucky Chapter Display at KY WOOD EXPO 2023, Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY

Friday September 15th, Saturday September 16th

Thank you to our Volunteers who set up and crewed the Kentucky Chapter Display Booth: Ken Darnell, Patti Darnell, Keith Chasteen, Charlie Saunders, Amos Stone, Jimmy Sizemore, Ellen Crocker and "Bash", Rick Caldwell, Scott Freidhoff.

Thank you to KFIA (Kentucky Forest Industries) for organizing this event every two years with 5-6,000 visitors. This was their 35th Kentucky Wood Expo, with two days of many displays, competitions and demonstrations.

We enjoyed talking with fellow "Chestnutters", Partners, and Visitors to share Actions underway by TACF and by the KY Chapter. Several new contacts were made with Follow Up communications committed to them.

@Kentucky Division of Forestry, @The American Chestnut Foundation, @Kentucky Forestry Industries Association, @Cassie Stark, @Hannah Leeper, @U.S. Forest Service-Daniel Boone National Forest, @KWOA, @UK Forestry Extension
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Kentucky Chapter Display at KY WOOD EXPO 2023, Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY

Friday September 15th, Saturday September 16th

Thank you to our Volunteers who set up and crewed the Kentucky Chapter Display Booth:      Ken Darnell, Patti Darnell, Keith Chasteen, Charlie Saunders, Amos Stone, Jimmy Sizemore, Ellen Crocker and Bash, Rick Caldwell, Scott Freidhoff.      

Thank you to KFIA (Kentucky Forest Industries) for organizing this event every two years with 5-6,000 visitors.   This was their 35th Kentucky Wood Expo, with two days of many displays, competitions and demonstrations.

We enjoyed talking with fellow Chestnutters, Partners, and Visitors to share Actions underway by TACF and by the KY Chapter.   Several new contacts were made with Follow Up communications committed to them.

@Kentucky Division of Forestry, @The American Chestnut Foundation, @Kentucky Forestry Industries Association, @Cassie Stark, @Hannah Leeper, @U.S. Forest Service-Daniel Boone National Forest, @KWOA, @UK Forestry ExtensionImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

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Kentucky Division of Forestry, The American Chestnut Foundation,

KENTUCKY WOOD EXPO 2023
Friday September 15th & Saturday 16th

Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY

The KY Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will have a Display Booth at Spaces 20 & 21. Come by to meet us and to hear the latest American Chestnut news. * * * *

This year marks the 35th Kentucky Wood Expo, which has been ranked as one of the top 10 events in Kentucky by the Tourism Council. We are celebrating 40 years of the Kentucky Wood Expo also known as the Kentucky Logging Show which began in 1983 in Morehead, KY. An expected 3,000-5,000 visitors from around the region will be on hand.

The Kentucky Wood Expo will feature over 75 inside and outside exhibits and demonstrations for everyone to enjoy. Sawmill, pallet, logging, secondary, and all types of wood processing machinery will be on display along with a wide range of support services. Inside and outside exhibit spaces will be filled. Educational displays will also be present, and a number of groups will be available to talk forest management and the promising future of the wood industry in Kentucky. Landowner and Logger education classes will be conducted during the show on both days which will provide plenty of advice on how to properly manage forests and the many benefits that they provide to everyone.

Along with the industry exhibits, a number of activities will be taking place for the entire family to enjoy. Activities will include chain saw carving demonstrations, collegiate lumberjack competitions, knuckle boom loader and log skidding contests, monster log weight guess, craft displays and a silent auction to benefit Log a Load for Kids and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. An educational program open to all students will take place on Friday, September 15th and a woodworking class on both days will offer a chance for attendees to make their own free cutting board.

Show your support for the wood industry which is one of the largest manufacturing industries in Kentucky. The show offers something for everyone. Advanced tickets can be purchased for only $5 by calling the KFIA office at 502/695-3979. Parking is free and entry to the show costs only $7.00 at the gate and $5.00 for children age 6-12 (children under 6 are free). The grounds will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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KENTUCKY WOOD EXPO 2023
Friday September 15th & Saturday 16th

Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY

The KY Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will have a Display Booth at Spaces 20 & 21.   Come by to meet us and to hear the latest American Chestnut news.  * * * * 

This year marks the 35th Kentucky Wood Expo, which has been ranked as one of the top 10 events in Kentucky by the Tourism Council.  We are celebrating 40 years of the Kentucky Wood Expo also known as the Kentucky Logging Show which began in 1983 in Morehead, KY.  An expected 3,000-5,000 visitors from around the region will be on hand.

The Kentucky Wood Expo will feature over 75 inside and outside exhibits and demonstrations for everyone to enjoy.  Sawmill, pallet, logging, secondary, and all types of wood processing machinery will be on display along with a wide range of support services.  Inside and outside exhibit spaces will be filled.  Educational displays will also be present, and a number of groups will be available to talk forest management and the promising future of the wood industry in Kentucky.  Landowner and Logger education classes will be conducted during the show on both days which will provide plenty of advice on how to properly manage forests and the many benefits that they provide to everyone.    

Along with the industry exhibits, a number of activities will be taking place for the entire family to enjoy.  Activities will include chain saw carving demonstrations, collegiate lumberjack competitions, knuckle boom loader and log skidding contests, monster log weight guess, craft displays and a silent auction to benefit Log a Load for Kids and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.  An educational program open to all students will take place on Friday, September 15th and a woodworking class on both days will offer a chance for attendees to make their own free cutting board.

Show your support for the wood industry which is one of the largest manufacturing industries in Kentucky.  The show offers something for everyone.  Advanced tickets can be purchased for only $5 by calling the KFIA office at 502/695-3979.  Parking is free and entry to the show costs only $7.00 at the gate and $5.00 for children age 6-12 (children under 6 are free).  The grounds will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

KY Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation ANNUAL MEETING at Berea College Forestry Outreach Center

We were pleased to see 42 of our 47 RSVP's join us in Berea College Forest in our Annual Meeting, where we also celebrated TACF's 40th Anniversary. * * * * * *

Science updates were provided by Cassie Stark, Regional Science Coordinator for MD, WV, VA, KY, and Dr. Jared Westbrook, TACF Science Director. TACF Southern Outreach Coordinator Hannah Leeper presented the TACF Video "Clear Day Thunder". Other speakers provided brief updates. Colorful Displays were set up both sides of the meeting room.

We scheduled plenty of "Social Time" for our Members and Guests to chat in small groups.

The meeting was followed by an optional hike into Berea College Forest to see Forester Clint Patterson's (and also KY Board Member), large "in situ" wild American Chestnut Orchard.

The American Chestnut Foundation, Berea College Forestry Outreach Center, Kentucky Department of Agriculture,
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KY Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation ANNUAL MEETING at Berea College Forestry Outreach Center

We were pleased to see 42 of our 47 RSVPs join us in Berea College Forest in our Annual Meeting, where we also celebrated TACFs 40th Anniversary.    * * * * * *
  
Science updates were provided by Cassie Stark, Regional Science Coordinator for MD, WV, VA, KY, and Dr. Jared Westbrook, TACF Science Director.   TACF Southern Outreach Coordinator Hannah Leeper presented the TACF Video Clear Day Thunder.  Other speakers provided brief updates.   Colorful Displays were set up both sides of the meeting  room.

We scheduled plenty of Social Time for our Members and Guests to chat in small groups.

The meeting was followed by an optional hike into Berea College Forest to see Forester Clint Pattersons (and also KY Board Member), large in situ wild American Chestnut Orchard.

The American Chestnut Foundation, Berea College Forestry Outreach Center, Kentucky Department of Agriculture,Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

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The American Chestnut Foundation Ken Darnell and the Kentucky Chapter put on a fabulous meeting in Berea this past weekend! We were so glad to be able to be there to celebrate the 40th anniversary and mingle with everyone 🙂

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