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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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Partnership Eastern Kentucky University with TACF and KY TACF * * * * * *

Thank you Dr. Jennifer Koslow and our strong EKU Partnership

Ken Darnell potted 57 June 2023 Control Pollinated full American Chestnut fertile nuts in Mt. Sterling, and thanks to Dr. Jennifer Koslow and EKU, we drove them to the Biology Department’s Green House. Seedlings will be planted in April in KY's full American Germplasm Conservation Orchards (GCO's).

We also carried 50 fertile, open pollinated nuts collected October 2023 from EKU Hybrid Chestnut Orchard, from a variety of trees, to plant in grow bags that we had filled four years ago, never used, and were stored at EKU.

Jennifer will personally supervisor the care of the seedlings until we are ready to plant in April 2024. Hoping for a good sprout rate. ********

Tandy Ann Deskins Larry Amos Stone
Jennifer Koslow Kentucky Division of Forestry
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Partnership Eastern Kentucky University with TACF and KY TACF      * * * * * *

Thank you Dr. Jennifer Koslow and our strong EKU Partnership     

Ken Darnell potted 57 June 2023 Control Pollinated full American Chestnut fertile nuts in Mt. Sterling, and thanks to Dr. Jennifer Koslow and EKU, we drove them to the Biology Department’s Green House.   Seedlings will be planted in April in KYs full American Germplasm Conservation Orchards (GCOs).

We also carried 50 fertile, open pollinated nuts collected October 2023 from EKU Hybrid Chestnut Orchard, from a variety of trees, to plant in grow bags that we had filled four years ago, never used, and were stored at EKU.

Jennifer will personally supervisor the care of the seedlings until we are ready to plant in April 2024.    Hoping for a good sprout rate.              ********

Tandy Ann Deskins Larry Amos Stone 
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Thank you Hobie. Lots of Partnershipping and Volunteer engagement to get to this point * * * * * * * *

Thenk you for your hard work.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE KENTUCKY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION

The Kentucky Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation, is action oriented to do our part along with our sister Appalachian states, to help the Restoration of the American Chestnut back into its native forests.

We INVITE YOU to JOIN US:

support.tacf.org/membership Select KY as your Membership State * * * * * *

Lots of exciting actions underway in several state chapters plus at national TACF to restore the American Chestnut. * * * * The latest science is amazing.

Please feel free to contact the KY Chapter President with questions or if you have interest in learning more about the Actions of the Kentucky Chapter: dkdarnell@roadrunner.com

Also please feel free to share this information with other outdoor friends who would have interest ..... * * * * *

#TACF
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WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE KENTUCKY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION

The Kentucky Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation, is action oriented to do our part along with our sister Appalachian states, to help the Restoration of the American Chestnut back into its native forests.   

We INVITE YOU to JOIN US:

https://support.tacf.org/membership    Select KY as your Membership State     * * * * * *

Lots of exciting actions underway in several state chapters plus at national TACF to restore the American Chestnut.   * * * *    The latest science is amazing.  
 
Please feel free to contact the KY Chapter President with questions or if you have interest in learning more about the Actions of the Kentucky Chapter:         dkdarnell@roadrunner.com     

Also please feel free to share this information with other outdoor friends who would have interest .....    * * * * *

#TACF

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TACF's Meadowview Research Farms are in SouthWest Virginia a bit north of Abingdon, VA

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