Proposals and Handouts
The Germplasm Agreement below is a legal document which must be completed in order to have access to any of the blight resistant materials from KY-TACF or National TACF breeding programs. The intent of this document is to make it clear that TACF is still testing material, and retains intellectual property rights to that material. We need to learn from your experience growing chestnut. The Restoration 1.0 chestnut is only the first version with higher levels of blight resistance, and it cannot be propagated without being part of the TACF breeding program. But owners will be free to eat nuts, and plant them on their own properties if they wish to expand their plantings over time. The Germplasm Agreement does not require you to police your squirrels and blue jays, or even little boys who may start “chestnutting” in the future.
Please note that the Germplasm Agreement does not tie a landowner’s hands in any way. If land use changes, the best option is simply to remove the trees, after TACF gets a chance to harvest pollen or nuts, if the trees are of breeding age and if time allows
Forest Reclamation Advisories
Habitat Program: Packet for Landowner
Orchards & Back Cross Breeding