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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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THE KY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION IS PARTNERING WITH SHAKER VILLAGE of PLEASANT HILL on Saturday June 1, 2024

CLEAR DAY THUNDER / RESCUING THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT Video Plus Two Display Tables Crewed by KY Chapter Volunteers

The screening will be free with SHAKER VILLAGE admission ($16 for adults, $8 for kids, $12 for seniors, veterans and first responders). There will also be a tree ID walk inside the village that morning from 10-12 before the screening from 2-4.

KY TACF VOLUNTEERS who crew our Displays earn free admission for the day.

Come early. Stay late. Enjoy the beauty and history of the 3,000 acres of Mercer County's SHAKER VILLAGE.

3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

shakervillageky.org/

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THE KY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION IS PARTNERING WITH SHAKER VILLAGE of PLEASANT HILL on Saturday June 1, 2024

CLEAR DAY THUNDER / RESCUING THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT Video Plus Two Display Tables Crewed by KY Chapter Volunteers

The screening will be free with SHAKER VILLAGE admission ($16 for adults, $8 for kids, $12 for seniors, veterans and first responders).    There will also be a tree ID walk inside the village that morning from 10-12 before the screening from 2-4.

KY TACF VOLUNTEERS who crew our Displays earn free admission for the day.   

Come early.    Stay late.    Enjoy the beauty and history of the 3,000 acres of Mercer Countys SHAKER VILLAGE.

3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

https://shakervillageky.org/   

The American Chestnut Foundation    Kentucky Division of Forestry

Full American Chestnut Seedlings Planted by USFS Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area

64 Full American Chestnut Seedlings grown from scions collected from wild American Chestnut trees at Land Between the Lakes were planted May 1st. Jim McCoy, USFS Supervisor of LBL and Yvonne Antes USFS Silviculturist approved and managed the Planting. Multiple leaders from TACF, KY TACF, USFS Southern Research Station and LBL coordinated actions to support this new American Chestnut Orchard. *******

The planting crew included four USFS personnel, four Apprentices and four Volunteers. All seedlings have tree shelters to protect from rodents, deer protection cages and landscape cloth to protect from weeds and tall grass.

The goal is that these full Americans will survive five to eight years, before the blight over takes them, to produce enough full LBL DNA nuts to expand the planting for future breeding plans.

See more on LBL's FACEBOOK:

www.facebook.com/LBLNatlRecArea

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Full American Chestnut Seedlings Planted by USFS Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area

64 Full American Chestnut Seedlings grown from scions collected from wild American Chestnut trees at Land Between the Lakes were planted May 1st.    Jim McCoy, USFS Supervisor of LBL and Yvonne Antes USFS Silviculturist approved and managed the Planting.    Multiple leaders from TACF, KY TACF, USFS Southern Research Station and LBL coordinated actions to support this new American Chestnut Orchard.     *******

The planting crew included four USFS personnel, four Apprentices and four Volunteers.   All seedlings have tree shelters to protect from rodents, deer protection cages and landscape cloth to protect from weeds and tall grass.

The goal is that these full Americans will survive five to eight years, before the blight over takes them, to produce enough full LBL DNA nuts to expand the planting for future breeding plans.

See more on LBLs FACEBOOK: 

https://www.facebook.com/LBLNatlRecArea   

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Is there a gps location of the old American chestnut location in LBL

Great work everyone!! So much had to happen to get this accomplished.

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43 Kentucky DNA Full American Chestnut Seedlings Planted May 2, 2024 at Kentucky Division of Forestry's Morgan County Tree Nursery

Sooooo many people helped to develop these full American seedlings planted this morning at KDF's Morgan County Tree Nursery. Thanks everyone for your work in June and October 2023 ****

Followed by many thanks to the KDF Morgan County Team who prepared the planting spot and helped plant this morning: Charlie Saunders, Kentucky Division of Forestry and KY TACF Board Member, chose the layout of this new planting. Susie Knott, Morgan County Nursery Manager coordinated her Team Members Daniel Welch and Jamie Ross to bush hog the tall grass all over the orchard area, plus to mow low in the planting area.

Charlie continued his rows at the end of 38 full American Chestnuts planted several years ago with seedlings dug in multiple spots in KDF's Pine Mountain Kentenia State Forest, and from around Tater Knob, Daniel Boone National Forest.

Charlie, Jamie and Ken Darnell were the hands on planting crew this morning to dig the holes in the 40% sand content soil (Awesome for Chestnuts), plant the 43 seedlings, install tree shelters, then water each seedling. Kentucky Division of Forestry
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43 Kentucky DNA Full American Chestnut Seedlings Planted May 2, 2024 at Kentucky Division of Forestrys Morgan County Tree Nursery

Sooooo many people helped to develop these full American seedlings planted this morning at KDFs Morgan County Tree Nursery.   Thanks everyone for your work in June and October 2023   **** 

Followed by many thanks to the KDF Morgan County Team who prepared the planting spot and helped plant this morning:       Charlie Saunders, Kentucky Division of Forestry and KY TACF Board Member, chose the layout of this new planting.   Susie Knott, Morgan County Nursery Manager coordinated her Team Members Daniel Welch and Jamie Ross to bush hog the tall grass all over the orchard area, plus to mow low in the planting area.

Charlie continued his rows at the end of 38 full American Chestnuts planted several years ago with seedlings dug in multiple spots in KDFs Pine Mountain Kentenia State Forest, and from around Tater Knob, Daniel Boone National Forest.

Charlie, Jamie and Ken Darnell were the hands on planting crew this morning to dig the holes in the 40% sand content soil   (Awesome for Chestnuts), plant the 43 seedlings, install tree shelters, then water each seedling.       Kentucky Division of ForestryImage attachmentImage attachment

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I just learned of this organization! I collected chestnuts last fall, cold stratified them and currently have one germinated and another already sprouted! I’m so excited

Look like fun to be part of history I hope

Wished i had 1 to plant

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