Orchards

Part of the mission of the Indiana chapter of TACF is to create regionally adapted families of American chestnut trees.  To this end, Indiana has bred the few last remaining Indiana chestnut mother trees with pollen from trees in Virginia.

Indiana currently has three seed orchards:

  • SIPAC
  • Potowatami Park
  • West Lafayette

Seed orchards allow our back crossed progeny to grow to a size large enough for blight inoculation. Those not resistant are destroyed.