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
“They’re the perfect food,” says David Bingham referring to the American chestnut.
The showy flowers of the chestnut attracts pollinators galore, a feast for birds.
We need new locations for seed-orchards, and we’re looking for partners.
Our Mission Our mission is to restore the American Chestnut to the forests and woodlands of Connecticut. The Connecticut Chapter of TACF is a Chartered State Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation with its own Bylaws, Constitution and Treasury. It is organized as a tax-exempt non-profit foundation under the US Tax Code 501(c)3. learn more […]
Our mission is to restore the American chestnut to the forests and woodlands of Connecticut. We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The American chestnut tree was once the dominant tree in our forests. A century ago it was eradicated from our eastern landscape by a fungus. In Connecticut, many forests consisted of 25% to 40% […]
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 CT American Chestnut trees that flowered, allowing pollination […]