is a robust eastern forest restored to its splendor
is to return the iconic American chestnut to its native range
2023 Spring Appeal
Your support of TACF’s 2023 Spring Appeal will allow us to purchase a year-round greenhouse. Help us reach our goal.
Chestnut Chat Series
Join us on Friday, June 16, 2023 for the next Chestnut Chat! TACF is thrilled to announce that its long-anticipated documentary film CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chestnut is a wrap. This 53-minute film highlights the story of the tree’s exceptional significance, the people determined to save it, and its promising future. We’ll be joined by TACF’s Director of Communications Jules Smith to discuss the making of and goals for the film and by filmmaker Rod Murphy of Collective Projects to answer questions related to creative development. We will also be joined by Mari Peterson of Marketing Outpost who, along with her team, has played an invaluable role in the success of this project and is coordinating screenings. For more information and to attend the event, click How to Participate below.
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Dr. William Pitt Named President & CEO of The American Chestnut Foundation
On April 27, 2023, The American Chestnut Foundation’s (TACF) Board of Directors announced that conservation leader Dr. William Pitt has been appointed President & CEO of TACF. Dr. Pitt will further the organization’s mission currently led by President & CEO...
2023 American Chestnut Photo Contest
PHOTO CREDIT: “Standing Out in a Crowd” by Matt Nichols, winner of the 2019 American Chestnut Photo Contest.It is time again to begin thinking about your best photos of American chestnut or American chestnut hybrids for entry into this year’s contest. We encourage you...
Biotech Chestnut Tree to Restore Lost Ecosystems and Biodiversity With Your Help
A recent article, published just before the holidays, shares the history of restoration efforts of the American chestnut tree. The article continues on to detail the current deregulation efforts towards the transgenic tree, Darling 58. "Over the last twenty years,...
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Join TACF's Director of Science, Jared Westbrook, for an informal presentation at the next Big Asheville Science Salon! Once upon a time … the American chestnut dominated the forests of […]
Did you know there is an American Chestnut tree breeding orchard in Westborough? Learn the fascinating story behind the work that is being done there. Presenter Brad Smith joined the […]
TACF is thrilled to announce that its long-anticipated documentary film CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chestnut is a wrap! This 53-minute film highlights the story of the tree’s exceptional […]