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


THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT Can we restore this once dominant tree back to the forests of Connecticut?

A Virtual Program hosted By Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut (ELCCT) […]


CT-Chapter 2020 Annual Meeting (Online)

The CT Chapter will hold its 2021 Annual meeting virtually this year again. Topics discussed with be the nomination and election of Directors and Officers, reports from the various committees (Orchard management, Outreach and Education, Research, Communications), and a presentation by […]