Maine Chapter

Seed Sales

Plant sooner or later?
Chinese chestnuts and hybrids sold commercially might resist blight but won’t necessarily thrive in northern climes.
If you want to get some American chestnuts, we can help!

The Maine Chapter of TACF collects seeds from native chestnut trees in Maine every year for:

  • Research purposes
  • Retail seedling sales
  • Volunteer rewards
  • Fundraising sales to support our work

Due to a late freeze in May of 2023, our harvest was much smaller than usual, leaving us too few chestnuts to offer them for sale to the public in 2024. If you’re looking for seeds to plant, let us know and we’ll contact you early in 2025.

There are good reasons to start planting sooner than later:

  • Your native chestnut trees can provide an ideal nursery shelter for planting blight-resistant chestnuts when they become available.
  • Growing native chestnuts now lets you test the suitability of your site. Soil must be acidic and well drained.
  • You can learn now what is needed to get good growth later.
  • Growing ME native chestnuts helps us preserve local genetic diversity.
  • Happy chestnuts can grow 4 feet in height and 1” diameter per year!
  • In 10 to 20 years, your native chestnuts will be producing nuts, poles, and small saw-logs.
How to get seeds or seedlings

Here are ways to get chestnuts to plant and enjoy:

  • Join TACF and receive an invitation to buy our limited supply of pure American seeds or seedlings if/when available.
  • Lend a hand at a volunteer event.
  • Ellis’ Greenhouse in Hudson ME often sells seedlings during the summer months.
  • Buy 2-yr-old Maine chestnut seedlings from Fedco Trees. Fedco buys seeds from the ME Chapter and gives us back $3 per tree.

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Join us for Chestnut Chat's 50th Episode Spectacular next Friday, July 19th at 11:30AM ET.

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Join us for Chestnut Chats 50th Episode Spectacular next Friday, July 19th at 11:30AM ET. 

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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.
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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. 
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