Weed Protection and Your Feedback!

By Sara Fitzsimmons Soil and weeds will significantly and negatively affect the growth of young trees; grasses in old fields are especially tough competitors. Growers with most success keep a weed-free area of at least 2-3 feet in diameter around their trees. The following article details several alternative approaches we at at Penn State have […]

Selection of Summer 2009 CT-TACF Intern

We're extremely excited to announce that Christine Cadigan has accepted the position of summer intern for the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation. The internship is made possible by grants from the Stanback Scholarship Fund at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University, and the CT Chapter of The […]

US Endowment for Forestry and Communities Announces Partnership

Concerns over the role of pests in potentially transforming our landscape and even threatening the restoration of the American chestnut have never been greater. Those involved in breeding for blight resistance are concerned not just about cryphonectria parasitica (chestnut blight) but also about breeding for resistance to other exotic pathogens such as Phytophthora cinnamomi and […]