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, please RSVP to Jack Swatt at 203-592-4686 so we can have an idea of how many people will be there.  Also remember all safety precautions for COVID will be in place such as social distancing and masks when unable to keep a distance of 6 feet.  Dress for ticks and prickers and thick gloves would be helpful.

Thursday, September 17th
Roxbury, West Flag Swamp Rd (near Southbury border) at 10:00 AM
Naugatuck State Forest, meet at the end of Hunter’s Mountain Rd. at 12:00

Friday, September 18th
Old Lyme Library, 8:00.  Controlled pollination bags will be collected by Eversource.  No volunteer work needed, but interesting to watch for those who would be interested.
Nehantic State Forest, 11:00 meet at the parking area at the end of Holmes Rd in East Lyme.  From there we will also travel to Hunt’s Brook Farm in Waterford.

Saturday, September 19th
Bull Hill Preserve in Thompson.  10:00  Meet at the parking area on Bull Hill RD from the Woodstock end.

Sunday, September 20th
Gillette’s Castle SP, E. Haddam.  10:00  Meet in the parking area.

Additional locations, dates and times for next week may be added to this list.