Rod Longley, Litchfield Resident and Longtime Foundation Supporter Passes Away

Rod Longley – Litchfield resident and Longtime Foundation Supporter – Passes Away Founding American Chestnut Foundation “Connecticut Chapter” member and Litchfield resident Rod Longley, passed away October 18th, his 95th birthday.

New Seed Orchards

What is a TACF Seed Orchard? A TACF seed orchard represents one of the final generations of breeding in TACF’s current breeding program. It’s the next step for the offspring of resistant trees identified in the Chapter’s Backcross Breeding Orchards.

Importance of American chestnut

Grey Tree Frog in American Chestnut Tree

Why is the chestnut so important? (A gray tree frog – Hyla vericolor – nestles in the branch of a young American chestnut)