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Free Nut Offer

Free Nut Offer

The VT/NH Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation is once again pleased to offer free American chestnut seeds to Chapter members. If you would like to participate, or have related questions, please contact Dan Jones at: daniel_b_jones@msn.com The nuts were...

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Chapter Position on Darling

Late in 2023 The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) abruptly withdrew its support for the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science & Forestry (SUNY-ESF) petition for deregulation of the Darling line of genetically modified (transgenic)...

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40th Anniversary Celebration! October 14, 2023

We are excited to announce TACF’s 40th Anniversary celebration on Saturday October 14th in beautiful Lebanon NH. Bring your whole family, and friends interested in joining, to the Salt Hill Pub at the west end of the green, between 10:30am and 2pm.   The VT/NH...

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President’s Message Summer 2023

President’s Message Summer 2023

  I’m reminded of John Steinbeck’s novel “The Winter of Our Discontent." This year’s field work became "The Summer of Our Discontent."  We were anticipating Darling-58 deregulation, instead we got a nasty reminder of winter. The hard frost which hit all of New...

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Planting American Chestnuts at Vermont Schools

Planting American Chestnuts at Vermont Schools

On June 5th, 3 Rutland Middle School students (Donovan, Zaida, and Caiden), along with their two teachers (Mr. Bjorn and Van Sciver) planted a MEREDITH-2023 chestnut seedling near Rocky Pond in Pine Hill Park in Rutland, VT. It is one of 50 American chestnuts planted...

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Pollination Training at Beaver Brook May 2023

Pollination Training at Beaver Brook May 2023

On May 18 the VT/NH Chapter took another step in its strategy to build a team of trained pollinators who will be ready to act following deregulation of the Darling-58 transgenic American chestnut tree. The Beaver Brook Association (BBA) in Hollis, NH hosted a combined...

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Especially when the canopy is composed of something as rare and beautiful as American chestnut trees.

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Join us for Chestnut Chat's 50th Episode Spectacular next Friday, July 19th 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 for Chestnut Chats 50th Episode Spectacular next Friday, July 19th 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/

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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