Become a Member:

When you join The American Chestnut Foundation, you can enrolled as a member of the New York Chapter and $15.00 of your donation will go directly to the chapter.

If you would like to join by mail, please send your check made out to NY-TACF to:

NY-TACF C/O Treasurer Fran Nichols
302 Bateman Road
Laurens, NY 13796

 

Donate:

Donate here to assist with the SUNY-ESF Biotechnology Program. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

If you would like to donate by mail, please send your check made out to NY-TACF to:

NY-TACF C/O Treasurer Fran Nichols
302 Bateman Road
Laurens, NY 13796

 

Volunteer:

Events include spring planting of nuts and seedlings, and fall harvesting of burs. Please contact your local District Director for events in your area. Nut exchange takes place on Friday night at the Annual Meeting.

 

Find Trees:

We encourage people to look for wild American Chestnut trees. If you find one, you can log the information into TreeSnap on your smartphone and send a sample in for verification (information here). Note the exact location and measure diameter of tree trunk at breast height, and estimate height of tree. Look for signs of blight and sprouts at the base of the tree. After confirmation, gather nuts for the gene pool, keeping the true American Chestnut stock available for the future.

In addition, the New York Chapter is searching for large surviving American chestnut trees in New York State to be “Mother trees” for restoration. In an effort to introduce more wild American chestnut trees into the transgenic breeding program, the chapter is now offering a reward for American chestnut trees found growing in the wild. For more information, contact the chapter president, Allen Nichols.