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21 PBS's 'Appalachia' examines region's heart and soul
15 Cankerworms Expected to Make Return Visit to Richmond Area
12 Thousands of chestnut trees planted in Pike County
12 Rare American Chestnut tree seeds planted in River Hill - baltimoresun.com
12 American Chestnut Foundation Meeting
10 Ring Named State Forester of Virginia
10 VDOF, Partners Conserve More Than 4,000 Acres in Southeastern Virginia During 2012
9 VDOF Working to Plant Trees on Open Lands
9 Chestnut Trees Planted On Campus As Part Of TACF's Restoration Work - The Watauga Democrat
9 2014 Annual Meeting
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Bookmark and Share American Chestnut Foundation Meeting
Tomorrow, Saturday April 19th we'll be hosting the annual meeting of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation at Bowers Auditorium in Sage Hall at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Presenters and venue are terrific! Should you be interested...
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Bookmark and Share Ring Named State Forester of Virginia
Bettina Ring has been appointed State Forester by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Ring most recently served as Senior Vice President of Family Forests at the American Forest Foundation where she was responsible for overseeing the American Tree Farm System®, the largest and oldest sustainable woodland program  in America, supporting more than 80,000 family forest owners collectively managing 27 million acres of certified woodlands. Ms. Ring has a long history in the conservation and forestr
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Bookmark and Share Cankerworms Expected to Make Return Visit to Richmond Area
As spring finally arrives in the Richmond region, fall cankerworms are expected to return this month with a vengeance, according to officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry.For the past two years, people in the area have complained about the worms hanging from silken strands in their yards and crawling over everything.  In areas where infestations are heavy, people can even hear them eating the leaves off their trees (the sound is actually due to the wormsâ?? frass [bug poop] fall
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Bookmark and Share 2014 Annual Meeting
Saturday April 19th we'll be hosting the annual meeting of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation at Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall, Yale University in New Haven, CT. We have interesting presenters and a fantastic venue - and...
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Bookmark and Share Acorn Crop Very Light This Year
Oaks are among the most common hardwood tree species in many parts of Virginia.  Because of their importance both as a source of forest regeneration and as a mast crop for wildlife, each yearâ??s acorn crop is the subject of much attention.  Many reports from various parts of the Commonwealth indicate that the acorn crop this fall is very light, according to officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF).VDOF Rese
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Bookmark and Share Rare American Chestnut tree seeds planted in River Hill - baltimoresun.com
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Bookmark and Share 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. I got to know Rod Longley and interact with him over several years when we volunteered together...
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Bookmark and Share Thousands of chestnut trees planted in Pike County
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Bookmark and Share Chestnut Trees Planted On Campus As Part Of TACF's Restoration Work - The Watauga Democrat
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Bookmark and Share Chestnut trees planted on campus as part of TACFâ??s restoration work » News Archive » Appalachian State University News
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Bookmark and Share Globalization Makes Forests More Prone to Disease : Environment : Nature World News
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Bookmark and Share Forests and Fall Migration
At this time of year, Virginiaâ??s forests are changing in ways beyond the obvious fall color display. Forest dwellers are changing their seasonal habits as well. Birds and waterfowl, noticing the drop in temperature, shorter days and dwindling food supply, are beginning their annual migration. A streamside forest is a great place to observe birds and waterfowl migrating from September through January. Follow the trails along rivers, streams and forested shorelines. These riparian buffer zone
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Bookmark and Share American chestnuts in a National Park!
American chestnuts in a National Park! You're thinking, must be Shenandoah, Blue Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains ... but what if you were told it's Weir Farm in suburban Connecticut! Wilton Resident David Hoyt located this large American chest...
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Bookmark and Share Find Fall Color Off The Beaten Path
Visitors come from near and far to admire Virginiaâ??s autumn splendor. Some of our foresters have developed local scenic driving tours as an alternative to well-known, and well-traveled, locations. The self-guided driving directions offer spectacular views in some of our most picturesque countryside. Scenic driving tours are listed for the following areas: Charlottesville and Culpeper Area: counties of Greene and Madison Harrisonburg area: counties of Rockingham and Shenandoah Lexington are
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Bookmark and Share Fall Fire Season Now Underway
As temperatures begin to dip and the leaves on the trees begin to change color, itâ??s time once again for the start of fall wildfire season in the Commonwealth. Officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) remind all Virginians that the threat of wildfire increases each autumn as leaves dry out and fall from trees, grasses turn brown, humidity levels drop and winds increase. â??Wildfires are directly linked to weather conditions,â? said John Miller, director of resource protection
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Bookmark and Share VDOF Working to Plant Trees on Open Lands
As part of its Open Lands Tree Planting Initiative, the Virginia Department of Forestry has hired a mapping and outreach specialist to work out of the Mecklenburg County Forestry Office. Tim Minich will analyze land-use data from multiple sources, identify appropriate land for tree planting and conduct some field forestry work in one of three outreach focus areas of the Commonwealth. The Open Lands Tree Planting Initiative is designed to prevent the loss of forestland; increase the susta
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Bookmark and Share Southwest Virginia Residents Starting to See Widespread Decline of Hemlocks
Hemlock trees are an important component of the forests in southwest Virginia, but they are under attack by a tiny insect capable of killing the trees, according to officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry. While not a major timber species, hemlock trees have numerous environmental benefits due to their high tolerance for shade. Hemlocks grow particularly well along stream sides and moist cove habitats, providing deep shade that helps moderate temperatures, enhances habitat for fish a
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Bookmark and Share Scattered yellow-poplar decline reported across Lee, Wise and Scott counties
Recent declines in yellow-poplar in Lee, Wise and Scott counties have landowners concerned over the health of one of the most abundant and resilient hardwood trees in Virginiaâ??s forests. While not entirely certain about the reason for the declines, Virginia Department of Forestry personnel believe they may stem from past insect infestations that previously went unnoticed. Yellow-poplar, or tulip poplar, is the most common hardwood tree in Virginia and one of the most important timber species
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Bookmark and Share New Community Planning Resource Guide Available
Citizens or communities across Virginia will be better able to map their most significant natural resources and to prepare plans to conserve or restore them thanks to a new guidebook prepared by the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) in Charlottesville. â??Evaluating and Conserving Green Infrastructure Across the Landscape: A Practitionerâ??s Guideâ? is a 132-page spiral-bound guide that presents a way to think about and catalogue a communityâ??s natural assets as well as to prioritize th
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Bookmark and Share Several Virginia Counties Seeing Increased Levels of Southern Pine Beetle
Based on the spring trapping survey, the southern pine beetle (SPB), once again, is not expected to reach outbreak levels in most VA locations, but there are several areas that have seen increased populations of the bug, according to officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry. Populations increased somewhat in Cumberland and Chesterfield counties compared to last year, but overall numbers were still relatively low, according to Dr. Chris Asaro, forest health specialist. â??As alw
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Bookmark and Share Veteran VDOF Employee Honored for Education Efforts
A 34-year veteran of the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) has earned the Bronze Smokey Bear Award. Toano resident Paul Reier, a forestry technician who protects and serves the counties of Charles City, Hanover, Henrico, James City, King & Queen, King William and New Kent, was nominated for the â??energy, dedication, and commitmentâ? he demonstrated in countless Smokey Bear education programs. â??Paul works tirelessly, even after hours, to ensure Smokey is at numerous fairs, sp
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Bookmark and Share Forest Conservation Easement Protects 306 acres in Sussex County
In 1961, when Mrs. Segar White Guy inherited her fatherâ??s 306-acre tract of unmanaged forestland in Sussex County, she made the long-term commitment to improve the quality of the woodland. The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) and Consulting Forester Hunter Darden developed a Forest Stewardship Management Plan that eventually led the family to prosperity and a healthy forest. Fifty years and several forest management awards later, the timber on the land was both healthy and profita
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Bookmark and Share Forest Legacy Program Coordinator Wins National Award
Larry Mikkelson, our Forest Legacy program coordinator here at VDOF, earned the national Conservation Excellence Award 2012. He is only the fifth recipient of this award in the 108-year history of the U.S. Forest Service. The award recognizes his â??exceptional leadership managing a stateâ??s Forest Legacy program.â? Scott Stewart, national director of the Forest Legacy program, presented the award. The USFS Forest Legacy Program (FLP) supports state efforts to protect environmentally sensiti
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Bookmark and Share Two “Babies” Meet
Dyson slept through the whole encounter, but when he was three weeks old he did get to meet one of my first “babies”. Dyson, meet the American chestnut. American chestnut, meet Dyson. Dyson and our Restoration Chestnut from the American Chestnut Foundation – July 19, 2013
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Bookmark and Share Growing Chestnut in Pots
It is really easy to grow chestnuts in tree tubes or other pots ? all that is required are the appropriate pots, soil mix, nuts, labelling, and the initiative to plant and care for the young trees. Planting in pots is great if you like to have ...
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Bookmark and Share New Hartford Tree Hangs On
New Hartford Tree Hangs On In spring of 2010 Bartlett Tree (photo at right and below) assisted the CT Chapter TACF with pollinating a verified American chestnut located on the shores of West Hill Pond in New Hartford, CT. The nuts produced...
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Bookmark and Share Happy 3rd Birthday, American Chestnuts!
Our Restoration Chestnuts from the American Chestnut Foundation were planted on June 17th and June 18th of 2010.  That means they celebrated their third birthday last month!  This year was particularly exciting because they got their first catkins this year. They are all grown up! Like previous years, we celebrated with some photos.  Year 1, I […]
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Bookmark and Share Tree Sighting at the Breakfast Table
This morning, Ryan and I tag-teamed breakfast. Ryan got Sagan situated in his chair with a inventory of cereal and berries. Then when I got my groggy rear downstairs, Ryan ran back upstairs to shower. I made myself some oatmeal and strawberries, grabbed some soy milk, and sat down next to the little boy who [...]
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Bookmark and Share Paul State Forest Closed for 6 Weeks
The 173-acre Paul State Forest, located in Rockingham County, is closed for at least the next six weeks as work is done to salvage trees downed by three major storms. The Paul State Forest is a favorite of day hikers and bird enthusiasts. â??While we donâ??t like to close a state forest, we must protect the public from the tree salvage work that is needed in the Paul State Forest,â? said VDOF Area Forester Bruce Harmon. â??More than half of this forest had significant damage from three large s
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Bookmark and Share Gladstone Media Donates Trees to Virginia
Albemarle-based Gladstone Media has purchased 12,000 tree seedlings that will be planted in and around Albemarle County on private lands.  One-thousand-five-hundred of these tree seedlings will be planted by the Nelson County Future Farmers of America (FFA) as part of their annual forestry project.  In addition, Gladstone Media has donated $1,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help offset the tree planting costs associated with the Meadow Creek stream improvement project. Since first p
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Bookmark and Share President's Message
Joining TACF back in 2005 I brought with me little more than a passion for the idea of restoring the American chestnut to the landscape. I had grown up visiting my Grandmother's log cabin built of chestnut and those wonderful memories had i...
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Bookmark and Share 2013 CT Chapter Annual Meeting
Join us on Saturday April 6th for the Annual Meeting of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation at the Rockfall Foundation's deKoven House in Middletown, CT. We will have two great presenters in the morning and an afternoon ...
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Bookmark and Share VDOF, Partners Conserve More Than 4,000 Acres in Southeastern Virginia During 2012
The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF), working cooperatively with the USDA Forest Serviceâ??s Forest Legacy Program, partnered with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), The Nature Conservancy, Isle of Wight County, a private investment company and a paper company to conserve 4,119 acres of land in Southeastern Virginia during 2012. The Forest Legacy funding, applied for by The Nature Conservancy, enabled the purchase of two conservation easements and the creation of
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Bookmark and Share EQIP Program Provides Funding for Forest Landowners
Are you interested in improving the health and productivity of your forest land but donâ??t know where to start? The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can offer expert advice and financial assistance to help you better manage your property. NRCS now has more than $800,000 in funding available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for forestland planning and conservation. A Forestry Conservation Activity Plan (
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Bookmark and Share Glatfelter Company Donates Trees to Virginia
York Pennsylvania-based P.H. Glatfelter Company will donate more than 100,000 pine seedlings to Virginia landowners under a seedling match cost-share program. Since 1956, the company has partnered with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) to provide seedlings for reforestation projects. VDOF Assistant Director for Forest Management Todd Groh said, â??Glatfelter has a long-standing relationship with Virginia landowners. By funding this cost-share program, Glatfelter helps landowners reduc
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Bookmark and Share 2012 Summary Report on Orchard Operations
By Bill Adamsen Member CT Chapter TACF 2012 Summary Report on Orchard Operations The purpose of this report is to present the Connecticut Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation® summary of breeding orchard success following ... [More]
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Bookmark and Share CT Chapter Director Passes
Long-time TACF Member and Woodbridge resident Dr. Robert A. Gregg, passed away Nov. 27 after a long and active life. Robert was active and involved in his many passions to the end! I knew Robert well and believe he was 92 years of age. Dr. G...
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Bookmark and Share Crown Award Bestowed Upon Virginia Tech Professor Emeritus
Dr. Jeffrey Kirwan, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech and resident of Blacksburg, has been awarded the Virginia Department of Forestryâ??s highest civilian honor â?? the Crown Award. The award was presented by VDOFâ??s Lisa Deaton at a meeting of the faculty of Virginia Techâ??s College of Natural Resources. VDOF established the Crown Award to recognize an individual or entity that has not only gone beyond the call of duty but has set a standard of excellence others can only admire. It is
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Bookmark and Share A Slightly New, Broader Direction
I’ve really enjoyed doing this blog for the last 18 months.  I have only a few followers (thanks to all 7 of you), but I’m going to keep going because there are still too many stories to tell.  I’m going … Continue reading →
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Bookmark and Share 2300-Acre Conservation Easement Established in Isle of Wight County
VDOF, DCR and TNC Partner to Conserve Forestland and Protect Water Resource Isle of Wight County has created a conservation easement on 2,348 acres of forestland that fronts the Blackwater River. This will conserve a large block of forestland, protect a vital source of drinking water for residents in South Hampton Roads and enhance the publicâ??s recreational activities in the county. The Virginia Department of Forestry, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and The Nature Co
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Bookmark and Share The Chestnut Army – I’m a Soldier
Today is my last day working for The American Chestnut Foundation.  I am extremely grateful for the chance I was given to work for TACF – I learned a ton and met so many wonderful people. I can’t say enough about TACF. … Continue reading →
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Bookmark and Share Virginia Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Include Entire Commonwealth
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has expanded the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Quarantine to include the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. This action became necessary after the recent detection of EAB in the counties of Buchanan, Caroline, Giles, Hanover, Lee, Prince Edward, Stafford and Warren. The quarantine previously included Arlington, Charlotte, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Halifax, Loudoun, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania and Prince William cou
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Bookmark and Share Emerald Ash Borer Puts 187 Million Ash Trees In Commonwealth At Risk
The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is a non-native, invasive, wood-boring beetle from Asia that was first detected in Detroit in 2002 and has now spread to 15 states, including Virginia. First found in Fairfax County in 2003, it has been recently confirmed in the counties of Pittsylvania, Halifax, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Lee, Buchanan, Hanover, Warren, Caroline, Prince Edward, Giles, Loudoun and Stafford. Previous finds include the counties of Arlington, Prince William and Frederi
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Bookmark and Share Maine Events
One of the things you do as a field person for TACF, or most any small conservation non-profit, is cover a lot of ground.  Usually one person handles many states and this is true of TACF.  The great thing about … Continue reading →
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Bookmark and Share Darn Dogs
Last fall I did a post about my old English setter who died on September 30 of old age and other complications.  Taking his place was a really great young English setter named Abe.  He had the makings of a … Continue reading →
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Bookmark and Share Rob Farrell Named Deputy State Forester
Rob Farrell A 12-year-veteran of the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) has been chosen to lead the agencyâ??s operational efforts. Rob Farrell is responsible for overseeing the agencyâ??s three operational regions, as well as the forest resource management, state lands, forestland conservation and resource protection programs. Farrell, who has served as assistant director for forestland conservation for the past five years, joined VDOF in 2000 as an area forester in Gloucester County
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Bookmark and Share Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Expands into Southside Virginia
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has expanded the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine to include the counties of Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Pittsylvania and the city of Danville. This action occurred because the EAB was detected in or near these localities. Localities that were previously quarantined include Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Chur
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Bookmark and Share Happy 2nd Birthday, American Chestnuts!
Our Restoration Chestnuts from the American Chestnut Foundation were planted on June 17th and June 18th of 2010.  That means they celebrated their second birthday earlier this week!  Like last year, we celebrated with some photos!  Due to the long approval and construction process with our new home, the trees had to winter another year [...]
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Bookmark and Share Making Room for the Chestnut – Part II
In a previous post I talked about the vast mature forests of the Appalachians and wondered how chestnut would find their way with so much shade.  After half a day on  MeadWestvaco lands in West Virginia, I have at least … Continue reading →
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Bookmark and Share Display Booths Great for Meet and Greet
Throughout the year, TACF volunteers spend hundreds of hours in booths at various types of shows talking to people about all things chestnut.  One would think that these shows would be great places to sell memberships, but they aren’t.  They ARE … Continue reading →
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