Calling all Georgia American Chestnut enthusiasts!
The Georgia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (GA-TACF) will hold its annual state meeting on May 13th, 2023, in Dahlonega. The meeting will be held at the University of North Georgia Health and Natural Sciences Auditorium, starting at 10AM. There is no charge to attend and the meeting is open to the public. There are a lot of exciting things happening in the chestnut research world at the moment!
The agenda will include a summary of the chestnut story and ongoing restoration efforts, and an update on the most recent science activities. Dr. Scott Merkle from the Warnell School of Forestry at UGA will give us an update on his chestnut research in Athens, including his chestnut cloning and genetic engineering efforts to develop blight resistant chestnuts using Georgia parent trees. We will also be screening TACF’s brand new documentary film, Clear Day Thunder: Rescuing the American Chestnut, featuring appearances by former President Jimmy Carter, Dolly Parton, and Chuck Leavell. Here’s a link to the film’s official trailer – https://www.rescuingtheamericanchestnut.com/
After lunch, we will (optionally) carpool to see the new UNG Hurricane Creek test orchard, about 10 minutes west of campus. More agenda details are available on the Eventbrite registration page.
Please register for the event using the Eventbrite link below. Also. we are making available box lunches ($14) for pre-order via the Eventbrite registration process. Lunch orders will be accepted only through Sunday, May 7th. Registration is not strictly necessary to attend, but it will help us with our event preparations. No personal information will be shared.
Meeting street address: Health and Natural Sciences Building, 2nd floor, 159 Sunset Drive, Dahlonega, GA, 30597. Signs will be placed to direct you to parking.
Jack Rogers, GA-TACF President
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Our mailing address is:
Dept. of Biology, P.O. Box 430
2277 Martha Berry Highway
Mount Berry, GA 30149
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