Fall 2021 CT-TACF Harvest Schedule

American Chestnut Harvest Schedule 
All dates and times my be changed for inclement weather or other reasons outside of our control. Rough terrain and thick brush may need to be traversed to reach the chestnut trees, so good footwear and legwear is recommended.  Contact us at  tacf.ctchapter@gmail.com for questions or the latest details.

Thursday, September 23,  8:00 AM  – Shelton.  UI will be providing tree service to collect the burs that they helped us to pollinate this past summer.  Spectators may watch from a safe distance.  Meet on Wesley Drive where the Shelton Recreation Trail crosses.

Saturday, September 25th, 2:00 PM – Burlington.  Meet at the end of Miller Rd. (off Geo. Washington Tpke).  We will hike a short distance into a clear-cut where two American chestnuts are taking advantage of the recent forest opening.  Then we will travel to a trail off Stone Rd. where two more trees are producing burs.  After, we will travel to Sessions Woods to harvest a few trees growing nearby their trails.

Sunday, September 26th, 8:00 AM – Roxbury.  Meet on Hemlock Rd. near the intersection with Rt. 67 (Baker Rd) to harvest a nearby tree.  Then we will travel to W. Flag Swamp Rd to harvest a second tree there.
Estimated to start at 10:00 AM – Wyantenock SF in Warren. After the harvest in Roxbury we will meet at the parking area for Wyantenock SF (off Rt. 341) to hike to the clearcut and see if the flowering trees we discovered in July produced any fertile burs.

Monday, September 27thEstimated to start at 10:00 AM –  East Lyme, Nehantic SF.  Meet at the parking area at the end of Holmes Rd..

Tuesday, September 28th, 1:00 PM – North Granby.  Eversource will be providing tree service for harvesting several chestnuts growing on Granby Land Trust property on Cider Mill Heights Rd.  Spectators may watch from a safe distance.  Meet across from #44
3:00 PM – Suffield.  Meet at the power line cut on North Stone St. for a short walk to harvest burs from trees on Eversource property.

Wednesday, September 29th,  Nothing currently scheduled.  Potential rain date if other harvests are cancelled due to rain.

Thursday, September 30th, 1:00 PM – East Haddam, Gillette’s Castle SP.  Meet in the parking lot in front of the castle.  We will hike approximately a half mile down to the chestnut tree which is close to the river.

Friday, October 1st, 9:00 AM – Woodstock/Thompson, Bull Hill Preserve.  Meet at the parking area on Bull Hill Rd.  We will have a gentle 1 mile hike to the clearcut to see how many trees will be providing nuts this year.