With the change in Regional Science Coordinators, there is a change in process for validating chestnut samples for determining parentage.
Samples will be mailed to
TACF New England Regional Breeding Program
USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
705 Spear Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Tel: 802.951.6771 x1440 Fax: 802.951.6368
Kendra@acf.org or email@example.com
Kendra will send the samples on to either Fred and or Sara and other sources if required to validate.
Please be sure to include several attached leaves and twig/stems to aid in validation. Attached is a short “check list” we use to help determine if the sample is indeed American chestnut, or Chinese, Japanese, European or a hybrid.