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CT Chapter Annual Meeting

CT Chapter Annual Meeting

Saturday April 18th we'll be hosting the annual meeting of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation at CT Forest and Parks Association Goodwin Center in, Rockfall, CT. We have an interesting presenter and a fantastic venue - and hope you'll mark you calendar and join us. Should you decide to join, Please RSVP by calling Kendra Gurney at 8[...]
Feast on Art

Feast on Art

American Chestnut: Lecture and Educational Tasting
C A N C E L E D   D U E   T O   W E A T H E R   F O R E C A S T
(to be be rescheduled for later this spring.)
With Steve Conaway of The American Chestnut Foundation, and a Culinary Demonstration and Tasting with Chef Silvia Baldini and [...]
Lawrence Lloyd Inman

Lawrence Lloyd Inman

Lawrence Inman, PhD

Dr. Lawrence Lloyd Inman passed away in September of last year in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 94.

Dr. Inman is well remembered amoung members and staff of the American Chestnut Foundation. In the early 1980's, Dr. Charles Burnham, under whom Lawrence Inman had pursued his PhD in Genetics, sent Lawrence to Co[...]

American Chestnut seedlings at The Greenwich Land Trust

American Chestnut seedlings at The Greenwich Land Trust

GREENWICH, CT – On Saturday, November 15th, 75 volunteers planted nearly 400 American Chestnut seedlings at The Greenwich Land Trust’s American Chestnut Sanctuary.

The Greenwich Land Trust (GLT) partnered with The American Chestnut Foundation and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy on this project which reintroduced a once dominant tree of Eastern U[...]

Siting Seed Orchards

Siting Seed Orchards

We need new locations for seed-orchards, and we're looking for partners.

Seed orchards are the next major phase of the breeding program and we are actively pursuing locations that could support the seed orchards. A seed orchard is the required next step in producing trees for reforestation in CT that have 50% of their DNA from persisting native[...]

Why is Chestnut Important?

Why is Chestnut Important?

What makes American chestnut so special?

The American chestnut was once one of the most important trees in our eastern hardwood forests. It ranged from Maine to Georgia, and west to the prairies of Indiana and Illinois. It grew mixed with other species, often making up 25 percent of the hardwood forest. In the virgin forests of the Appalac[...]

How Can I Contribute?

How Can I Contribute?

It is easier than you might think to make a contribution!

Looking to learn more and be a part of what we are doing? Everyone likes to be involved at different levels and we have many different ways that you can contribute to our mission. Whether you are just learning about the American chestnut or have been a passionate follower for years,[...]

2014-Annual-Meeting

2014-Annual-Meeting

Saturday April 19th we'll be hosting the annual meeting of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation at Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall, Yale University in New Haven, CT. We have interesting presenters and a fantastic venue - and hope you'll mark you calendar and join us. Should you decide to join, Please RSVP by calling Kendra Gurney at 802.[...]
Rod Longley, Litchfield Resident and Longtime Foundation Supporter Passes Away

Rod Longley, Litchfield Resident and Longtime Foundation Supporter Passes Away

Rod Longley - Litchfield resident and Longtime Foundation Supporter - Passes Away

Founding American Chestnut Foundation "Connecticut Chapter" member and Litchfield resident Rod Longley, passed away October 18th, his 95th birthday.

I got to know Rod Longley and interact with him over several years when we volunteered together with the CT C[...]

New Seed Orchards

New Seed Orchards

What is a TACF Seed Orchard?
A TACF seed orchard represents one of the final generations of breeding in TACF's current breeding program. It's the next step for the offspring of resistant trees identified in the Chapter's Backcross Breeding Orchards.

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (CT-TACF) was established in 1995 an[...]