As Earth Day approaches, do something significant for the earth! Volunteer a few hours of your time locally to help make a difference.
Help us restore the American Chestnut to Connecticut, by volunteering a few hours of your time towards planting our crop of CT originating backcross nuts in one of CT's Research Orchards.
Join others, friends, new friends, family and TACF Members in this fun and rewarding activity. There is no obligation required, and no green thumb qualifications needed! Call in advance to let us know you're coming, and we'll organize the rest.
|April 14th, Salem. We're meeting at the Bingham Farm at 1pm, with an eye toward planting our second “crop” of 56 nuts (from a local Salem Tree), and another crop of 117 nuts (from a Roxbury tree). In addition, we're planning to add several hundred feet of fencing to increase the size of the deer fencing exclosure. (April 15th Rain Date)|
|April 21st, Woodbridge. Come help plant our second year's crop of CT-TACF Backcross Chestnuts in the Woodbridge Orchard. We have 151 nuts from the Manchester Tree.|
|April 21st, Ellington. Come join us at the Orchard planting and fence raising at the Northern CT Land Trust Swann Farm in Ellington. We'll be planting the 192 nuts from the Stafford tree, and enclosing 1.5 acres with new fencing paid for in part by the CT-TACF, The Norcross Foundation, and NCLT.
April 28th, Ellington. A second day of planting is planned for the Swann Farm Orchard if required.
|May (tbd?), Canaan. While the date is dependent on when the roads clear from snow, we hope to plant our newest orchard on property identified at Great Mountain Forest Corporation in mid-May when roads clear of snow and open.|
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For more information about The American Chestnut Foundation, contact Leila Pinchot – Regional Science Coordinator 203/598-5808.