About Us

BoardSpring07_03_930pxw1Our mission is to restore the American Chestnut to the forests and woodlands of Connecticut. The Connecticut Chapter of TACF is a Chartered State Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation with its own Bylaws, Constitution and Treasury. It is organized as a tax-exempt non-profit foundation under the US Tax Code 501(c)3.  Learn More

 

 


Mission / Objectives

BreedingOrchard_930pxwOur mission is to restore the American chestnut to the forests and woodlands of Connecticut. We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The American chestnut tree was once the dominant tree in our forests. A century ago it was eradicated from our eastern landscape by a fungus. In Connecticut, many forests consisted of 25% to 40%…  Learn More

 

 


Siting Seed Orchards

seedorchardplotSeed orchards are the next major phase of the breeding program and we are actively pursuing locations that could support the seed orchards. A seed orchard is the required next step in producing trees for reforestation in CT that have 50% of their DNA from persisting native CT American Chestnut trees that flowered, allowing pollination…  Learn More

Latest News

The CT chapter now has a Facebook group!

To help all the members of the CT chapter keeping touch with our activities, we have created a Facebook group where members and anyone interested in our work can post and interact. The group is linked the the Facebook page of the Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/groups/cttacf

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CT American Chestnut Harvest Schedule

We will be starting to collect chestnut burs from several American chestnut trees through out the state starting this Thursday and extending into next week.  The schedule has been quick to put together and may be changing based on weather or other factors.  IF you would like to help at one of the harvest locations, […]

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Upcoming Events

Nov
27

Return of the Chestnuts: Online discussion led by Woods Sinclair

Join us for an online discussion by CT Chapter member and chestnut orchard manager in Falls Village CT, Woods Sinclair to learn about the legendary tree that once ruled the Eastern forests, and efforts to restore its reign. […]

Dec
5

CT DEEP presentation on the American Chestnut in CT

The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will present […]