Long Distance Romance: CT Mother Trees Find Mail Order Grooms

By Gayle Kida CT-TACF pollinators have once again helped a number of American chestnut trees find attractive mates, but success came only after some disappointments. We received sad news that the Larkin tree and a new tree in Tolland had both died back from blight, and the New Hartford tree was still shy about flowering. […]

News from Salem and Old Lyme

By Dr. David Bingham A group of Connecticut Chapter volunteers descended on the Salem orchard on April 14th, and planted about 200 nuts before dark on a beautiful day. Fifty of the nuts were from a native American Salem tree. These nuts were harvested last fall and lovingly cared for over the winter by Leila […]

Time for Sighting Chestnuts

There are certain routes I frequently drive in Connecticut based on certain chores or repetitive tasks … meetings, work, chauffering kids to their sports. One frequent drive is up Route 8 from Bridgeport to Winsted. I was a little shocked last weekend while making the drive to see (and smell) the brilliant and pungent flowers […]