A Thin Slice of Chestnut

Written by Bill Adamsen CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation Yesterday a most unusual and welcome gift arrived in the mail. A micro-thin slice of American chestnut embedded between thin panels in a sandwich of glass, and described by its sender as a Magic Lantern slide. [click to enlarge]a Magic Lantern courtesy of Wikipedia […]

Evolutionary History of American Castanea species

Professor Fenny Dane, PhD Department of Horticulture Auburn University [click to enlarge] Figure 1. Distribution of vegetation on US continent 18,000 years ago during the last ice age The geographical range and distribution of a plant species is dependent on its adaptation to ecological and environmental conditions and the distribution of the populations of trees, […]

Chestnut Research Orchard for Middletown

The Honorable Sebastian N. Giuliano, Mayor of Middletown, today signed land-use and germ-plasm agreements with the Connecticut Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation. With these agreements in place, CT-TACF will collaborate with the Middletown Urban Forestry Commission and the Middletown Garden Club to create a 1.5-acre American chestnut orchard on land near the city's Higby […]