Grant Award

I'm very excited to announce that we have been awarded a $4000 grant by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. We applied for funding last December to cover orchard deer exclosure fencing, and our submittal was just granted. This significant award will have an extremely positive effect on our program this year, and long into the […]

Salem Orchard Work Party

Saturday June 17th several TACF members descended upon the Salem American chestnut orchard to cultivate this seasons new seedlings and optimize their chances for survival and growth rate. [click on link for larger image] In attendance were (from left in photo below) Garrett Smith, David Bingham (kneeling), Brian Pistolese and Leila Pinchot (Bill Adamsen behind […]

Pollination Season is Almost Here!

It's now a countdown of just days before pre-bagging the Chestnut flowers to avoid open pollination. Have you seen a tree with these leaves and flowers? Click Photo for full-sized image. American chestnut flowering photo courtesy of CT-TACF Director Gayle Kida If so, please send a note to our tree breeding coordinator or the Regional […]