Validating Chestnut Tree Samples

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

Kendra Gurney

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

Cell: 802.999.8706 or

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.

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Bill Adamsen

Bill Adamsen

Bill Adamsen is a member of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Board of Directors. He served as Chapter President for eight years.

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