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    CT Chapter 2015 Annual Meeting

    Dr. Wagner, one of the world’s foremost experts on Lepidoptera, will be talking about The Ecological Meltdown of American Chestnut: A Glimpse at the Little Ones that Got Left Behind and What Still Might Be. Dr. Wagner is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. His lecture is just one of […]

  • Work party at David Bingham's back-cross orchard.

    Siting Seed Orchards

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

  • Gale Kida has captured the beauty of a flowering American chestnut in the wonderful photo.  The showy male inflorescence dwarfs the smaller female flower

    Why is Chestnut Important?

    What makes American chestnut so special?

  • Sunlight shines through the leaves of a native American chestnut in bloom on Ratlum Road in Northwestern, CT

    How Can I Contribute?

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

Recent News

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[...]

Norcross Seed Orchard Site

Norcross Seed Orchard Site

By Bill Adamsen

CT-TACF Board Member Jim Gage participates in several Forestry related forums - the Mass/Conn Sustainable Forest Partnership and the NEFF - both of which have been hosted at the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary in Wales, Massachusetts. At one of the meetings, Jim and Dan Donahue - active on the Mass/Conn Steering Committee, and Dire[...]

Report of the Nominating Committee

Report of the Nominating Committee

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.

Six current Board members have terms expiring[...]

CT Chapter 2015 Annual Meeting

CT Chapter 2015 Annual Meeting

Dr. Wagner, one of the world's foremost experts on Lepidoptera, will be talking about The Ecological Meltdown of American Chestnut: A Glimpse at the Little Ones that Got Left Behind and What Still Might Be. Dr. Wagner is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. His lecture is just one of the reasons to atten[...]
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   I N C L E M E N T   W E A T H E R
(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 an[...]
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[...]