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TACF Regions Use Virtual Outreach To Forward Mission Featured Image

TACF Regions Use Virtual Outreach To Forward Mission

The pandemic has made us all re-think how we do things, and outreach for TACF is no exception.  In normal times, staff and volunteers give in-person talks or participate in […]
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Town of Montreat: Ceremonial Planting

Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina is the Town of Montreat. Tree Board Chair Ann Vinson began the day’s ceremonial event by telling the crowd of 20 Montreat […]
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Citizen Scientists Make It Happen

The VT/NH-TACF Chapter is aggressively seeking wild American chestnut trees that produce viable nuts for planting in Germplasm Conservation Orchards (GCO). If the transgenic chestnut is approved for distribution, these […]
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VT/NH Chapter Board Work Day

On July 12, seven board members from the VT/NH Chapter participated in a Chestnut Work Day hosted by fellow board member, Doug McLane, at his property in Plymouth, NH. This […]
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Tree Growth Comparison at Paris Mountain State Park Featured Image

Tree Growth Comparison at Paris Mountain State Park

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USDA to decide fate of American chestnut restoration Featured Image

USDA to decide fate of American chestnut restoration

This timely article helps explain the purpose and research behind the development of the GE tree at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, leading up to the USDA’s public […]
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Small Stem Assays at Milner Backcross Orchard, GA Featured Image

Small Stem Assays at Milner Backcross Orchard, GA

 
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Bull Hill Preserve Chestnut Hike in CT Featured Image

Bull Hill Preserve Chestnut Hike in CT

On June 27, the CT-TACF Chapter held a chestnut hike along with the Wyndham Land Trust (WLT) and the Meshomasic Hiking Club to search for flowering American chestnut trees at […]
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In Defense of Plants podcast features American chestnut restoration Featured Image

In Defense of Plants podcast features American chestnut restoration

In Defense of Plants podcast recently featured an episode about the American chestnut tree, interviewing Sara Fitzsimmons, TACF director of restoration. Sara shares the story of the American chestnut, the […]
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Sheltering in Place in Manhattan—With 18 American Chestnut Saplings Featured Image

Sheltering in Place in Manhattan—With 18 American Chestnut Saplings

An article about longtime TACF member Bart Chezar and his tireless efforts toward American chestnut restoration has been featured in the Culture section of the Audubon website. Bart, along with […]
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Brothers Receive Chestnut Carvings from Family Home Featured Image

Brothers Receive Chestnut Carvings from Family Home

Recently, I had the honor of presenting two American chestnut wood carvings to brothers Remus and Howard Lyles. The carvings were made by past president and TACF board member emeritus […]
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Baltimore Greenhouse Update Featured Image

Baltimore Greenhouse Update

On February 1, 40 MD-TACF Chapter members and volunteers planted about 2,000 5th-generation hybrid chestnuts in the greenhouse located at the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park. […]
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