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Mayes Speaks to Prince William Garden Clubs

Mayes Speaks to Prince William Garden Clubs

Cathy Mayes made a presentation in January 2019 to the Prince William Area Council of Garden Clubs on chestnut trees and the blight that nearly obliterated the species in America.  The Council membership is five garden clubs in Prince William County, Virginia.

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Buy a Turkey, Help TACF!

Wondering where to buy your Christmas turkey? We've got the answer!  This year Gentle Harvest, a wholesaler and retailer of locally grown, humane, and organic foods in Marshall, VA, has partnered with TACF to raise awareness about the American chestnut tree, thanks in...

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Ceremonial Trees Planted at Boxerwood

Ceremonial Trees Planted at Boxerwood

Two blight-resistant American chestnut trees were recently planted at the beautiful preserve at Boxerwood in Lexington, Virginia.  The trees, which now measure about 18 inches in height, will grow to more than 50 feet over the years. The Boxerwood press release...

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Linda Duncan’s Art Chosen for Master Naturalist 2019 Pin

Linda Duncan’s Art Chosen for Master Naturalist 2019 Pin

It's with pride that we report that Linda Duncan's watercolor of the American chestnut bur was chosen for use on the Virginia Master Naturalist 2019 recertification pin.  Each year, the VMN program creates a special recertification pin to recognize those volunteers...

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Garden Club Exhibit a Success

Garden Club Exhibit a Success

Virginia TACF staffed a combined exhibit with Mill Mountain Garden Club at the Garden Club of America meeting in Roanoke on October 9-11.  The Mill Mountain Garden Club has 100 members in the Roanoke Valley. The meeting was attended by nearly 100 members from all over...

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Progress Harvesting Orchards!

Progress Harvesting Orchards!

Good news!  We are almost finished with harvesting backcross orchards in Virginia.  Fortunes Cove was loaded with burs; the same was true with the orchard at Blandy and a few of the others. Soon we’ll focus our efforts on harvesting wild Americans.   This is a chance...

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Meet Scout! Scout is a survivor, and we are very proud of him for remaining healthy. He has recently discovered his new TACF family and loves coming to work with his dad, TACF's Director of Development, John, to see his new friends.

In 2014, the mountains were calling. John relocated to Western North Carolina and was fortunate enough to return to his alma mater as a development and fundraising professional. While working at Mars Hill University, he obtained his Master of Management degree.
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Meet Scout! Scout is a survivor, and we are very proud of him for remaining healthy. He has recently discovered his new TACF family and loves coming to work with his dad, TACFs Director of Development, John, to see his new friends.

In 2014, the mountains were calling. John relocated to Western North Carolina and was fortunate enough to return to his alma mater as a development and fundraising professional. While working at Mars Hill University, he obtained his Master of Management degree.Image attachment

Meet the Interns:⁠

During the month of July we will be introducing our summer 2024 Interns!⁠

Meet Daniel Ott, he is excited to learn about everything that goes into protecting and restoring the American chestnut!
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Meet the Interns:⁠
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During the month of July we will be introducing our summer 2024 Interns!⁠

Meet Daniel Ott, he is excited to learn about everything that goes into protecting and restoring the American chestnut!

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👋Daniel

Join us TODAY for Chestnut Chat's 50th Episode Spectacular at 11:30AM ET.

Click the link to learn more about or sign up for this webinar. tacf.org/event/chestnut-chat-50th-episode-spectacular/
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Join us TODAY for Chestnut Chats 50th Episode Spectacular at 11:30AM ET. 

Click the link to learn more about or sign up for this webinar. https://tacf.org/event/chestnut-chat-50th-episode-spectacular/

This summer Meadowview Research Farms will be taking over our socials every Wednesday. Join us as we delve into the exciting research happening at this location. ________________

This week, at Meadowview Research Farms, we conducted a Small Stem Assay (SSA)! This experiment serves as a preliminary assessment of the resistance of blight in a Chestnut seedling. This year's SSA is the All v All project, which compares different crosses from across the range to one another. The SSA process involves making a small incision in a one- to two-year-old seedling, approximately the thickness of a pencil. The blight is then applied directly to the incision, and the seedling is monitored and data are collected for about 90 days. This method helps estimate the blight resistance of each seedling. We extend our gratitude to the Southern and Mid-Atlantic RSCs for their assistance throughout this procedure!

#americanchestnut #castaneadentata #americanchestnutfoundation #ChestnutResearch #ConservationScience
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This summer Meadowview Research Farms will be taking over our socials every Wednesday. Join us as we delve into the exciting research happening at this location. ________________

This week, at Meadowview Research Farms, we conducted a Small Stem Assay (SSA)! This experiment serves as a preliminary assessment of the resistance of blight in a Chestnut seedling. This years SSA is the All v All project, which compares different crosses from across the range to one another. The SSA process involves making a small incision in a one- to two-year-old seedling, approximately the thickness of a pencil. The blight is then applied directly to the incision, and the seedling is monitored and data are collected for about 90 days. This method helps estimate the blight resistance of each seedling. We extend our gratitude to the Southern and Mid-Atlantic RSCs for their assistance throughout this procedure!

#americanchestnut #castaneadentata #americanchestnutfoundation #ChestnutResearch #ConservationScienceImage attachment

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#SaveBangladeshiStudents #quotamovement2024 #savebrothers #savegirls #PrayForBangladesh #respectguardians #SaveBangladeshiPeople #NoQuota We want justice...May Allah protect all our brothers and sisters from those evils.. Ameen ✊🤲

#SaveBangladeshiStudents #quotamovement2024 #savebrothers #savegirls #PrayForBangladesh #respectguardians #SaveBangladeshiPeople #NoQuota We want justice...May Allah protect all our brothers and sisters from those evils.. Ameen ✊🤲

Meet the Interns:⁠

During the month of July we will be introducing our summer 2024 Interns!⁠

Meet Gabbie Iadevaio, we are very happy to have her sharing more information about what goes on at Meadowview Research Farms.
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Meet the Interns:⁠
⁠
During the month of July we will be introducing our summer 2024 Interns!⁠

Meet Gabbie Iadevaio, we are very happy to have her sharing more information about what goes on at Meadowview Research Farms.
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