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



Host a Germaplasm Conservation Orchard

If you want to play a role in the restoration of the American Chestnut, you can become a partner of TACF and offer a new location for a Germplasm Conservation Orchard (GCO)!

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Latest News

The 2021 edition of “The New Leaf” is out

The 2021 edition of “The New Leaf”, CT-TACF Chapter annual newsletter, is now available online here! A printed version is currently making its way to the mailboxes of all the CT members. This Winter/Spring 2021 Newsletter focuses on our Chapter work during the pandemic, B3F3 planting in Deer Lake Scout Reservation, Bull Hill Preserve Chestnut Hike, […]

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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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Upcoming Events


CT Chapter Exhibit at the 2021 Durham Fair, CT

Come visit the CT-TACF Chapter's exhibit booth in the Discovery Center at the 2021 Durham Fair in Durham, CT from Thursday, […]