Chapter Photo Albums

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Making Aluminum Cylinders 101
April 20, 2013
Making aluminum cylinders, even 1,000, can be an easy task given the correct tools.

Planting in the Uwharrie Mountains of NC
April 10, 2013
Carolinas Chapter Members helped Fred Clodfelter plant a test orchard and woodland plots on his land in the Uwharrie Mountains of North Carolina.

Travel Story–Chestnuts in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
August 19, 2012
Chestnut trees planted in the Willamette Valley of Oregon have grown to six feet or more in diameter as blight does not affect the trees as it does in the east.

Planting a Seed Orchard at the Pryor Farm
April 21, 2012
Carolinas Chapter members and friends planted 331, B3F2 chestnut seed to establish a seed orchard at the Pryor Farm.

Peak Cove Farm Orchard Work 2011
June 26, 2011
The orchard Louis Acker and Allie Funk maintain in Ashe County, NC has fared well in 2011.

Ted Farmer, Cooperator Par Excellence with the Carolinas Chapter
June 24, 2011
Ted Farmer, a Christmas tree farmer, helps the Carolinas Chapter by supplying American chestnut pollen.

Motsinger Orchard June 2011
June 18, 2011
The Motsinger Orchard in State Road, Surry County, NC originally planted in 2003 has undergone inoculation, selction, and making of BC3F2 seed.

Collecting Chestnut Leaf Samples at Chestnut Return Farms for DNA Extraction
June 16, 2011
Over 1400 chestnut seedlings were tagged and two leaf samples taken from each for DNA extraction at Clemson University.

Dr. Joe James’ Chestnut Return Farms, a Research Station for The American Chestnut Foundation, is featured.
June 4, 2011
People touring the farm learned about efforts to develop American type chestnuts resistant to root rot disease.

2010 Picnic and Orchard Tour
November 6, 2010
The Carolinas Chapter held its 2010 Picnic and Orchard Tour at the Pryor Farm in Edneyville, NC .

Glassy Mountain Chestnut Orchard-Preparing the Soil
July 15, 2010
This album, which Larry Recknagel created, is in his memory. It documents the preparation of the soil that is necessary to the successful planting of a chestnut orchard at the Cliffs of Glassy Mountain Community near Landrum, SC.

Glassy Mountain Chestnut Orchard-Planting the Seed
July 15, 2010
This album, which Larry Recknagel created, is in his memory. It documents the planting of the seed to establish a chestnut orchard at the Cliffs of Glassy Mountain Community near Landrum, SC.

Seed Orchard Started at the Pryor Farm
April 21, 2010
Carolinas Chapter members and friends planted 331 B3F2 chestnut seed to establish a seed orchard at the Pryor Farm.

Selecting Against Early Leaf Emergence
April 15, 2010
Chinese chestnut parent trees can cause detrimental, early leaf out in crosses and backcrossed chestnuts.

Steve Motsinger Orchard, Spring 2010
April 2, 2010
Dr. Paul Sisco, with Steve Motsinger assisting, rated inoculations performed on trees last fall at the orchard Steve maintains in Surry County, NC

2009 Chapter Picnic, Orchard Tour and Home Tour
November 7, 2009
Allie Funk and Louis Acker sponsored the Chapter’s 2009 Picnic, Orchard Tour and Home Tour

Growers Recognized at 2009 Chapter Orchard Tour
November 7, 2009
Dr. Paul Sisco, while leading the Chapter’s 2009 Orchard Tour, recognized those present who are involved in the growing of hybrid chestnut orchards.

Worth’s Chapel, Creston United Methodist Church, Creston, NC
November 6, 2009
Worth’s Chapel built about 1902 uses American Chestnut Wood in its interior.

Graham Cabin at Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill, SC
November 5, 2009
Featuring the American chestnut log cabin in which Rev. Billy Graham’s Grandfather lived.

Acker-Funk Home_Extensive Use of American Chestnut Wood
August 29, 2009
The Acker-Funk home will be open for viewing as part of the Carolinas Chapter, November 7, 2009 Orchard Tour and Picnic

Hurst Orchard near Weaverville, NC
August 26, 2009
The Hurst back-cross chestnut orchard located near Weaverville, NC, planted in 2008, thrives due to good planning and good orchard maintenance.

2009 Annual Members Meeting_Carolinas Chapter-TACF
August 15, 2009
The Annual Members Meeting of the Carolinas Chapter-TACF was held at Lehotsky Hall, Clemson University, SC on August 15, 2009

Inoculation of the Paul Vonk Orchard, Macon County, NC
June 9, 2009
The Paul Vonk Orchard located in Macon County, NC, near the town of Scaly, was inocluated June 9, 2009 with chestnut bark blight fungus (Cryphtonectria parasitica) to test resistance characteristics of individual trees.

In Search of Chestnuts in Italy
April 15, 2009
Carolinas Chapter Member Doug Gillis searched for European Chestnuts when vacationing with his family in Italy in April 2009.

Acker-Funk Orchard Inoculation and Rating
November 17, 2008
The Acker-Funk hybrid chestnut orchard inoculation was rated in November, 2008.

Carolinas Chapter Orchard Tours Fall 2008
November 8, 2008
Members toured two chestnut orchards west of Asheville, NC

Fall 2008 Chestnut Harvest
September 22, 2008
Carolinas Chapter members harvest chestnuts along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

New American Chestnut Exhibit
March 16, 2008
There is a new exhibit about the American chestnut at the Destination Center located at Mile Post 384 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the east side of Asheville, NC.

Carolinas Chapter Board Meeting, March 15, 2008
March 15, 2008
The Board of the Carolinas Chapter met March 15, 2008 at Cataloochee Ranch, Maggie Valley, NC.

Phytophthora Cinnamomi Research at Chestnut Return, SC
February 25, 2008
Carolinas Chapter Board Member Dr. Joe James conducts research into Phytophthora cinnamomi at his farm, Chestnut Return, which is near Seneca, SC.

Orchard Tour – Edneyville, NC
November 10, 2007
Nancy and Scott Pryor hosted an Orchard Tour at their farm in Edneyville, NC

2007 Chestnut Harvest in the Appalachians
October 5, 2007
Chapter Members help harvest a bountiful crop of chestnuts in the Appalachians.

2007 Annual Meeting of the Carolinas Chapter-TACF
August 25, 2007
The Annual Meeting of the Carolinas Chapter was held at Gaither Hall at Montreat College, Montreat, NC.

Chestnut Trees in Oregon
August 18, 2007
Large American Chestnuts planted by pioneers are found in Oregon.

Gaither Hall, Montreat College, Use of American Chestnut Wood
January 16, 2007
Gaither Hall at Montreat College uses American chestnut wood extensively.

Rating Inoculations at Long Branch Orchard No. 1
November 11, 2006
Dr. Fred Hebard rates inoculations at Long Branch Orchard No. 1

Fall Meeting 2006
August 26, 2006
The Fall Meeting of the Carolinas Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation was conducted at the NC Arboretum near Asheville, NC

Inoculation of Carolinas First Backcross Chestnut Orchard
July 21, 2006
Five-year old trees are inoculated at Long Branch Orchard to test resistance to the chestnut bark fungus.

The American Chestnut Tree—Never Say Die
July 2, 2006
The American Chestnut Tree keeps regenerating itself and continues to survive year after year after year.

Stone Chestnut Home Features American Chestnut Trees and Reclaimed Wood
June 11, 2006
The American Chestnut Foundation partners with E.S. Johnson Builders to showcase the use of reclaimed American chestnut wood in the construction of an environmentally friendly home.

Spring 2006 Chestnut Plantings
May 10, 2006
Hybrid Chestnuts have been planted in the Carolinas during the spring of 2006

Chestnut Planting at Montreat College, Black Mountain, NC
April 6, 2006
Students of Dr. Brian Joyce, Professor at Montreat Collge, NC, participated in the planting of hybrid chestnut on the Terry Estate.

Backcross Breeding Program of The American Chestnut Foundation
April 2, 2006
Illustrated and explained is the Backcross Breeding Program used by the American Chestnut Foundation and its growers, including those working with the Carolinas Chapter, to help restore the American chestnut tree.

American Chestnut Bark Shingles
April 1, 2006
80+ Years Old American Chestnut Bark Shingles Disappearing

2006 Board of Directors Meeting
March 18, 2006
The Board of Directors met at Crowders Mountain State Park on March 18, 2006

2006 Chestnut Planting at Pryor Farm
March 17, 2006
Dr. Paul Sisco directs the planting of hybrid chestnuts at the Pryor Farm located near Edneyville, NC.

Chestnut Artifacts Found at the Pryor Farm
March 16, 2006
Evidence of chestnuts trees recently found at the Pryor Farm

Harvesting Cross Pollinated Chestnuts
January 31, 2006
The 2005 harvest is explained with photos and text.

2005 Pollinations
October 12, 2005
The method used to pollinate American chestnut trees is illustrated in pictures and accompanying text.

Chestnut Wood Use – Holiday Inn in Cherokee, NC
August 23, 2005
Mr. James Cooper, President and Operating Partner of the Holiday Inn in Cherokee, North Carolina, used salvaged American chestnut wood extensively when remodeling the Holiday Inn.

2005 Board Meeting
August 13, 2005
The Board of Directors of the Carolinas Chapter met at Steve and Jane Motsinger’s Farm

Motsinger Orchard near Elkin, NC
May 15, 2005
Steve Motsinger, Carolinas Chapter member, grows hybrid chestnuts in an orchard near Elkin, NC

Pilot Mountain Educational Hike
May 14, 2005
Pilot Mountain North Carolina State Park hosted the Carolinas Chapter as its members sponsored an educational hike.

The American Chestnut and Blight
May 2, 2005
Photos and text explain the effects of the chestnut bark blight on the American Chestnut and why it continues to survive.

Asbill-Beck Chestnut Planting 2005
April 29, 2005
The Asbill-Beck Family is shown planting hybrid chestnuts.

Spring 2005 Annual Meeting Photos
April 23, 2005
Photos from the Spring 2005 Annual Meeting held at Clemson University, Clemson,South Carolina are shown.

Chestnut Planting Spring 2005
March 26, 2005
View this album and learn the steps involved in planting chestnuts.

Gleanings from the Spring 2005 Planting
March 25, 2005
There are lessons to learn where chestnuts are being planted.

Chapter Growers Meeting February, 2005
February 12, 2005
Carolinas Chapter members trade information on growing Chestnut trees for TACF

Hominy Valley Chestnut Harvest 2004
September 23, 2004
Carolinas Chapter President and Interns Harvest Chestnuts

Phytophthora Cinnamomi: Root Rot Disease and the Chestnut
July 15, 2004
Phytophthora attacks the roots of Chestnuts

Mount Pisgah Pollination 2004
July 5, 2004
Pollination of Chestnut trees at Mount Pisgah Campground

Goat Bald 2004
June 28, 2004
Paul Sisco and Interns Pollinate Mother Trees

Crowders Mountain: Stevie B Tree
June 15, 2004
Chapter Members Examine 6 ” Chestnut