American Chestnut Day in Maine
July 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for American Chestnut Day on July 24 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Viles Arboretum in Augusta, Maine. This special event will coincide with the new Viles Auditorium (VA) educational building ribbon cutting. There will be a presentation about American chestnut restoration efforts in Maine and a tour of chestnut plantings at the arboretum. American chestnut trees will be available for $15 each. As an added bonus, five foot tree tubes will be available for the trees you purchase to protect them from voles and deer helping ensure your chestnuts get a healthy head start.
We encourage you to attend this presentation and tour, stroll the grounds and enjoy the trees along with the arboretum’s many unique outdoor granite sculptures. This fun and educational experience will celebrate the successes of the ME-TACF Chapter. The chapter will also conduct its board meeting at 1:00 PM and guests are welcome to sit in on that as well.