The Needle in a Haystack

Or … how to improve our chances of finding native American chestnut by Christine Cadigan It's that time of year when we pull out all stops trying to find native American chestnut trees to pollinate across the native range. A recent suggestion by CT-TACF member and Director Bill Moorhead has led to a full-blown attempt […]

Orchard Takes Root in Middletown

by Jane Harris Phase One of the collaboration between Middletown Connecticut's Urban Forestry Commission, Water & Sewer Department, AIC, Middletown Garden Club and the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (CT-TACF) is off to a roaring start! The new Middletown orchard is in its test stage: the twenty American chestnuts planted May 30th will […]

Wigwam Brook Test Orchard

By Bill Adamsen [click for larger photo] In December of 2008, John Baker, a member of long standing in both Litchfield Hills Audubon (LHA) and the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) called to chat about a new property Litchfield Hills Audubon had recently acquired. The Wigwam Brook property in Litchfield is located along scenic Route 254 […]