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 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

May
14

Plantings demonstration - Stamford Land Trust

As the spring temperatures start to warm up, it's time to start planting our next generation of chestnut trees to help fulfill our mission of restoring the American chestnut.  We will gladly appreciate any help you would like to offer us. Please bring your own work gloves or any hand gardening […]

May
15

Grafting Workshop

We are looking for people with experience or serious interest in helping us establish new germplasm sources in our Germplasm Conservation orchards through grafting. […]