Maps Showing Where You Might Find Chestnut in Litchfield

We've completed our predictive model for finding American chestnut trees in Litchfield County and now need your help determining whether this model works! Do you live in or visit Litchfield County? Print out one of these maps and tell us if you find an American chestnut tree while driving through one of the identified hot-spots. We have a fantastic prize for the greatest number of sightings.

This is a predictive map [~600kb] that shows where we think there is a high probability of finding chestnut in the fifteen miles surrounding the Town of Litchfield. This map can be printed on standard 8.5 by 11 inch letter sized paper on your home printer.
Map courtesy of Christine Cadigan and Bill Moorhead.
[click for larger version] [click for pdf of map]

This is a predictive map [~860kb] that shows hot spots where we think there is a high probability of finding chestnut in the entire Litchfield County area. This map is Architectural D Size – meaning it is 24 by 36 inches and best printed at an Office Supply store such as Staples.
Map courtesy of Christine Cadigan and Bill Moorhead.
[click for larger version] [click for pdf of map]

The key differences between these maps are the size they can be printed and background detail. The map for the Town of Litchfield indicates soils and other conditions that may be predictive, but aren't necessarily adjacent to a road. This could be useful for hikes off road -perhaps while bird watching. The larger County map only shows hot-spots along a road. It is best for driving anywhere in the county.

Should you find an American chestnut tree, it would be very helpful to know where it was so that we can understand

  1. were you using the map when you found the tree
  2. was the tree in a hotspot or not (where is the tree)

Answers to these questions will help us to understand the map's usefulness.

The prize? The person who identifies the most American chestnuts in Litchfield County, and provides us the locations with receive a copy of Mighty Giants: An American Chestnut Anthology. Good luck!

Thanks, Bill Adamsen

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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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