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is to return the iconic American chestnut to its native range
Chestnut Chat Series
In the next Chestnut Chat on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:30 AM (EST), TACF invites poster contest winners and participants from the 2022 Annual Symposium to recap their work in front of a larger audience. We are excited to be joined by three young scientists from partnering academic institutions. All Chestnut Chats are LIVE via Zoom, so you can attend from anywhere! To pre-register for this event, click on How to Participate below.
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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,...
The Race to Save the American Chestnut
American Chestnuts once numbered in the billions and ranged along the East coast from Maine to Mississippi. But a blight in the early 1900s pushed them back to a fraction of their historic range. Today, the American Chestnut is considered “functionally extinct”, but...
Gene Editing Could Revive a Nearly Lost Tree
In a recent article by The Washington Post, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) in partnership with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) continue the conversation around the transgenic breeding of the American...
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Planting, Growing, and Breeding Basics for American Chestnut Join us on Saturday, April 1, 2023 (8:30 AM-4:00 PM) for a grower-centric meeting focused on chestnuts. We will gather in 603 […]