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Growing and Maintaining Chestnut Forest Plantings in MA Featured Image

Growing and Maintaining Chestnut Forest Plantings in MA

In 2015 the Leominster Sportsmen’s Assoc., Inc. (LSA) in Leominster, MA had four forest management/wildlife habitat improvement clearcuts conducted totaling 20+ acres. Three of the clearcuts are near the top […]
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TACF’s 2020 American Chestnut Photo Contest Featured Image

TACF’s 2020 American Chestnut Photo Contest

Have you taken a photograph of an American chestnut or American chestnut hybrid that should be displayed on the cover of Chestnut magazine? Enter it in TACF’s 2020 American Chestnut […]
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Why Do I Carve American Chestnut Wood? Featured Image

Why Do I Carve American Chestnut Wood?

When people see my work, they usually ask me about the woods I use for carving.  They want to know which wood is my favorite.  I tell them my favorite […]
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CBS This Morning: The American Chestnut Comeback Featured Image

CBS This Morning: The American Chestnut Comeback

In winter 2019 CBS News produced and aired a feature story about TACF and American chestnut restoration on their morning show, CBS This Morning. Crews from the network visited our […]
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Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back. Featured Image

Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back.

It is hard to overstate the value and cultural importance of the American chestnut tree for those who came before us. The native hardwood was once so ubiquitous, it has […]
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American Chestnut Planting in Virginia with Historical Significance Featured Image

American Chestnut Planting in Virginia with Historical Significance

On a cool and rainy fall day in mid-October, members of the Lyon Park Community in Arlington County planted a pair of American chestnuts, donated by the VA-TACF Chapter. These […]
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Walk in Penn’s Woods Featured Image

Walk in Penn’s Woods

The PA/NJ-TACF Chapter was happy to sponsor a hike in the Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania on October 6.  This hike was part of the statewide “Walk in Penn’s […]
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HemlockFest Also Supports American Chestnut Restoration Featured Image

HemlockFest Also Supports American Chestnut Restoration

The 2019 HemlockFest (November 1-3) was a huge success for everyone involved! The event is a three-day outdoor music festival organized by the Lumpkin Coalition that includes camping and fun […]
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High-Tech Chestnuts: Researchers Genetically Modify Tree to Save Species Featured Image

High-Tech Chestnuts: Researchers Genetically Modify Tree to Save Species

The Associated Press released an article this week about the scientific research at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) to develop a blight-tolerant American chestnut tree using genetic […]
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Optimizing genomic selection for blight resistance in American chestnut backcross populations Featured Image

Optimizing genomic selection for blight resistance in American chestnut backcross populations

Several TACF scientists and collaborators published a paper on using genomics to speed up selection of the 1% most blight-resistant backcross trees in seed orchards at the foundation’s Meadowview Research […]
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Share Your American Chestnut Harvest with TACF Featured Image

Share Your American Chestnut Harvest with TACF

Over the last few years The American Chestnut Foundation’s (TACF) range-wide search for surviving American chestnut trees has led to the discovery of hundreds of the trees. From Maine to […]
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Performing Small Stem Assays at Meadowview Research Farms Featured Image

Performing Small Stem Assays at Meadowview Research Farms

On July 8, TACF staff and volunteers from the southwest branch of the TACF-VA Chapter braved the heat and humidity to inoculate over 3,300 B3F3 trees for this year’s small […]
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