Maryland Chapter

About Us

Our Mission

The Maryland Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation has been formed to support the efforts of the national organization to restore the American chestnut tree, to identify and preserve American chestnut survivors in Maryland, and to promote educational and scientific research efforts directed at restoring American chestnuts in Maryland.

TACF members in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia comprise the Maryland Chapter.

Maryland Chapter Activities

The backcross breeding program of the Maryland Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (MDTACF) is carried out in twenty-two orchards throughout the state of Maryland. These orchards advance the efforts of The American Chestnut Foundation to restore the American chestnut tree to its former range throughout the Appalachian region, enhancing the genetic diversity of the backcross breeding efforts with mother trees adapted to the variety of growing conditions within the state of Maryland. Maryland orchards also create opportunities for learning activities and research related to American chestnut restoration. The Maryland Chapter initiates and supports hands-on learning activities in areas of inquiry relevant to American chestnut restoration.

MDTACF is tax exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code.

Useful Links

Join our volunteer Google group

Maryland Chapter Orchard Page

Become A Member!

TACF Event Calendar

Chapter Information

Chapter Bylaws

Chapter Officers and Board of Directors

Technical Master Plan (2007)

Maryland Chapter Constitution

How Can I Help?

The best way to learn of our activities and of the volunteer opportunities is to join our Google mail list.

To volunteer or to obtain more information concerning orchard maintenance activities or Chapter display events please contact us at MDTACF@outlook.com or subscribe to our Orchard Volunteers Google Group.

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Meet our summer 2024 interns!

Kylie is interning in New England, read all about here!
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Meet our summer 2024 interns! 

Kylie is interning in New England, read all about here!

Are you looking for funding to support your American chestnut research? External grants offer recipients a variety of benefits such as professional development and an expanded network. Grant activities contribute to the continuous renewal and development of faculty and staff, to the education and motivation of students, and achievement of our mutual interest — restoration of the American chestnut. This is a small grants program. TACF does not ordinarily fund projects in excess of $10,000. Visit the link to learn more or submit your proposal. tacf.org/external-grants/ ... See MoreSee Less

Are you looking for funding to support your American chestnut research? External grants offer recipients a variety of benefits such as professional development and an expanded network. Grant activities contribute to the continuous renewal and development of faculty and staff, to the education and motivation of students, and achievement of our mutual interest — restoration of the American chestnut. This is a small grants program. TACF does not ordinarily fund projects in excess of $10,000. Visit the link to learn more or submit your proposal. https://tacf.org/external-grants/

Are you ready for this week's Meadowview Research Farms takeover? Let's see if you find the FUNgicide as fun as they do!
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Last week, Meadowview Research Farms proceeded with an ongoing experiment involving the application of different fungicides to chestnut trees. The research focuses on determining the efficacy of available fungicides for American chestnut trees in fighting blight. Based on resources available from Michigan State University for commercial chestnut orchard management, we are comparing a variety of products and evaluating their impacts over several seasons. Different applications include Basal Bark, Foliar Spraying, and Soil Drip. Remember to always check the EPA labels of any fungicide you use for proper personal protective equipment and procedures.
#fungicide #americanchestnut #castaneadentata #americanchestnutfoundation #ChestnutResearch #ConservationScience
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Are you ready for this weeks Meadowview Research Farms takeover? Lets see if you find the FUNgicide as fun as they do!
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Last week, Meadowview Research Farms proceeded with an ongoing experiment involving the application of different fungicides to chestnut trees. The research focuses on determining the efficacy of available fungicides for American chestnut trees in fighting blight. Based on resources available from Michigan State University for commercial chestnut orchard management, we are comparing a variety of products and evaluating their impacts over several seasons. Different applications include Basal Bark, Foliar Spraying, and Soil Drip. Remember to always check the EPA labels of any fungicide you use for proper personal protective equipment and procedures. 
#fungicide #americanchestnut #castaneadentata #americanchestnutfoundation #ChestnutResearch #ConservationScienceImage attachment

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The Conestee Nature Preserve is hosting a showing of our documentary 'Clear Day Thunder.' Our Southern Regional Outreach Coordinator, Hannah, will be speaking at this event!🌳You may recall that we recently planted (5) American Chestnuts in the Preserve, in coordination with @sc7wonders and the @americanchestnutfoundation...

If you were excited by that story, then you'll definitely want to join us on Sunday, July 14th at 4pm, to screen a new documentary detailing the grassroots efforts to restore one of America's most ecologically and economically significant trees! Huge shoutout to Grateful Brew GVL for opening just for this screening! Help us thank them by purchasing drinks when you attend. 🤝

❗️Attendance is FREE, but space IS limited for this screening of Clear Day Thunder: Rescuing the American Chestnut, so you must RSVP here --> bit.ly/Rescuingchestnuts
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The Conestee Nature Preserve is hosting a showing of our documentary Clear Day Thunder. Our Southern Regional Outreach Coordinator, Hannah, will be speaking at this event!

Meet Zaylee! Today is his 1st birthday, and he is demanding the party of the century. His favorite things include hikes, snuggles, and anything he is not allowed to do. He prides himself on helping his mom, Ashley, who is TACF's Digital Communications Intern, create social media posts.

Ashley is going into her senior year of undergrad at UNCA, double majoring in Mass Communications and English Creative Writing.

Be sure to wish Zaylee a Happy Birthday!
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Meet Zaylee! Today is his 1st birthday, and he is demanding the party of the century. His favorite things include hikes, snuggles, and anything he is not allowed to do. He prides himself on helping his mom, Ashley, who is TACFs Digital Communications Intern, create social media posts.

Ashley is going into her senior year of undergrad at UNCA, double majoring in Mass Communications and English Creative Writing.

Be sure to wish Zaylee a Happy Birthday!Image attachment

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Happy Birthday, Zaylee! Mighty fine eyes and ears you have there!

Happy birthday, Zaylee! 🐁 Go Bulldogs!

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