Join the Connecticut Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation and Dr. Sandy Anagnostakis, of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, for a tour of the Sleeping Giant Chestnut Plantation, followed by a tour of CT-TACF?s Woodbridge chestnut breeding orchard. The event is taking
place on Saturday, August 25th.
Arthur Graves, after whom the ?Graves? source of resistance is named, established the Sleeping Giant Chestnut Plantation in 1930, and planted hundreds of chestnuts over the years. He sold the land to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment station in the 1940s, but continued to work with the chestnuts at the plantation until his death in 1963. The plantation holds specimens of all species of chestnut and many hybrids, including the ?Graves? tree.
The Woodbridge orchard, tended by CT-TACF Vice President Phil Arnold, contains about 300 B3 and B4 chestnuts planted in 2006 and 2007. Please RSVP to Leila Pinchot by August 10: (203) 598-5808, Leila@acf.org.
See attached PDF file (download) for directions and more details.