CHESTNUT HARVEST SCHEDULE

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 harvest burs during the last two weeks of September, please let us know.  We will be focusing on wild trees where we will need more representation in our GCOs, but we could also use nuts to give to TACF for fund raising or research projects from the other known nut producing trees.  Tree locations include Suffield, Thompson, Bristol, and Mystic in addition to the locations listed below.  If anyone else would like to help, please let us know by replying to this email along with times of availability or contact me directly at jswattchestnut@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 17th, 9:00 AM  Wyantenock SF in Warren. Meet at the parking area on Rt 341 (across from 182 Woodville Rd.).

12:00 AM. Nassahegan SF in Burlington.  Meet at the end of Miller Rd. Burlington.  This area is difficult to walk across the harvest slash, but help is needed to carry ladders to the trees.

3:00 PM  Birge Pond, Bristol.  Meet in the parking area at Birge Pond on Ambler Rd.

Sunday, September 18th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Old Lyme Library and Nehantic State Forest Goodwin Trail in East Lyme. Meet at 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme at 9:00 AM and after quickly collecting the burs that we had manually pollinated this past summer, we will travel to the Parking area at the end of Holmes Rd in East Lyme.  We will hike about 2-3 miles on a loop to collect burs from several nut-producing trees along the way.  The forest road is generally easy to travel, but one steep foot path and off trail hiking will be encountered.

Monday, Spetember 19th, 10:00 AM Lambtown Rd, Mystic – We will be investigating a report of flowering chestnut trees in the area of the powerline cut and harvest any burs we can find on the trees there.

Tuesday, September 20th,  7:45 AM, McLean Game Refuge, Granby – Meet at the parking area on Rt. 202 .  Harvest being done by Eversource.  Possibly going to Cider Mill Rd after to harvest with Eversource there as well.

Thursday, September 22nd, 10:30 AM Renbrook School, West Hartford – Harvest being done by Eversource.

12:00 PM, Suffield, North Stone St Powerline cut

Friday, September 23rd, 6:00 PM ELCCT Powerline cut on Willis St, Bristol.  Meet at the parking area just inside the gate on Willis St.

Location of sites and times are still being determined and will continually be updated on this website.