• Chestnut Harvesting Workshop

    The CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will be holding a Chestnut Harvesting Workshop at the Middletown Higby Reservoir Backcross Orchard on Saturday, September 23rd from 9 – 10 AM. Come and learn when and how to harvest chestnuts as well as how to store the nuts overwinter for planting in spring. Please wear […]

  • Middletown Backcross Orchard Tour

    The CT Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation will be holding an Open Orchard at the Middletown Higby Reservoir Backcross Orchard on Saturday, July 8

  • A Tree Grows In Salem

    “They’re the perfect food,” says David Bingham referring to the American chestnut.

  • Yellow Warbler perched high in an American chestnut during flowering season

    Flowering Season is Now!

    The showy flowers of the chestnut attracts pollinators galore, a feast for birds.

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Chestnut Harvesting Workshop

Chestnut Harvesting Workshop

The CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will be holding a Chestnut Harvesting Workshop at the Middletown Higby Reservoir Backcross Orchard on Saturday, September 23rd from 9 – 10 AM. Come and learn when and how to harvest chestnuts as well as how to store the nuts overwinter for planting in spring. Please wear appropriate footwear for a[...]
Middletown Backcross Orchard Tour

Middletown Backcross Orchard Tour

The CT Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation will be holding an Open Orchard at the Middletown Higby Reservoir Backcross Orchard on Saturday, July 8 from 9 - 10 AM. Come and see the results of the work of dedicated volunteers along with your contributions on this chestnut orchard which began planting in 2009. Please wear appropriate footwea[...]
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2017 Chapter Annual Meeting

Saturday - April 22nd

2017 Annual Meeting | April 22nd | 9:30am | CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation®
CT Forest & Parks Goodwin Center, 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall | Speaker: Lisa Thomson

rsvp: Jane Harris (treefanatic@gmail.com or 860.344.8348)

Guest Speaker: Lisa Thomson, Executive Director of The American Chestnut Foundation
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A Tree Grows In Salem

A Tree Grows In Salem

“They’re the perfect food," says David Bingham referring to the American chestnut.

From a story by Sayzie Koldys with photos by Glenn Hilliard in the 2016 Winter Edition of the Edible Nutmeg Magazine.

David Bingham makes a small X with his knife in each of the American chestnuts, then microwaves
them until he hears five small pops signal[...]

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Nominating Committee - 2016 Report

CT-TACF Nominating Committee members John Baker (Chair), Woods Sinclair and Bill Adamsen are recommending the following slate of candidates for Board membership and for Chapter Officers:

Nominees for Board membership
Under the revised bylaws, as many as 10 Board members can be elected each year.

Seven current Board members have terms expiri[...]

2016 Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting

The CT Stormwise Program is the topic of our 2016 Annual Meeting

Meeting Location - deKoven House, Middletown, CT
Join us on Saturday April 23rd for the Annual Meeting of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation at the Rockfall Foundation's deKoven House in Middletown, CT. We'll gather starting at 9am. We hope you'll mark [...]

Spring Gallery

Spring Gallery

Chestnuts typically flower in late June or early July ... with the Chinese chestnut flowering a week or so earlier than the American chestnut, and those further north slightly delayed from the flowering of those further south or along the coast. Chestnut flowering is a magnificent event from a visual, fragrance and food perspective. If you stand [...]
Flowering Season is Now!

Flowering Season is Now!

The showy flowers of the chestnut attracts pollinators galore, a feast for birds.

Flowering Season in CT
High summer is chestnut flowering season. Chestnut is one of the last of the northeastern native hardwoods to flower each year. If you'd like to see a chestnut in flower, now is the time. American chestnut flowering can easily be viewed a[...]

Restoration Nuts Planted at Middlesex Community College

Restoration Nuts Planted at Middlesex Community College

The weekend of May 16th, CT Chapter Board Member Jane Harris worked with students from the Student Environmental Association for Sustainability (SEAS), and their adviser, Dr. Christine Witkowski, to plant four of the B3F3 nuts she'd been sent from the TACF Meadowview Research Farm.
The trees are along the trail (at the edge of a mowed lawn) [...]

Leadership Change

Leadership Change

Former President John Anderson holds framed photo honoring his contributions to the Chapter

At our April 19th Annual Meeting the Chapter elected new Board Members and a new slate of Officers. Having served on the board for over a decade, and as Chapter President for two years, outgoing President John Anderson steps down and is replaced by S[...]