Our mission is to restore the American Chestnut to the forests and woodlands of Connecticut (25 – 40% of the trees were American chestnuts in CT forests).

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.

There is a Board of Directors – real people, your neighbors in Connecticut – who determine strategic direction, make decisions about application of resources, and are there when the rubber hits the road to install fences, plant trees and perform all the functions necessary to achieve our goals.


Latest News


CHESTNUT HARVESTING September 16th through September 23 Due to time constraints on my schedule this year, my time this harvest season will be limited.  If anyone would like to help […]

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Germplasm Conservation Orchard Planting Schedule

Germplasm Conservation Orchard Planting Schedule Volunteers are needed to help plant American Chestnut seeds in our Germplasm Conservation Orchards this month. Given the tremendous harvest we had last fall, we […]

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Upcoming Events


CT-TACF Presentation on The American Chestnut at the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme

Join us for a presentation on the History of the American chestnut tree transplanted at the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme and it's role in the Restoration of the American chestnut. Presented by Jack Ostroff and Jack Swatt.  Preregistration is required at the website below. […]