The Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation is actively engaged in efforts to bring the American chestnut back to Virginia’s forests.  Here you will find information about our past and present activities, how they contribute to fulfilling our mission and answers to some of the questions you may have about American chestnuts and our breeding programs.

Our Mission

The mission of the Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore the American chestnut tree to Virginia’s woodlands to benefit our environment, our wildlife, and our society.

The Chestnut Story

A brief summary of the history of the once mighty American chestnut forests and the blight that felled them.

About the Virginia Chapter

The history and organization of the Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation.

Our Newsletter – The Bur

Download copies of our semi-annual newsletter, The Bur, which details the Chapter’s activities and the progress we are making toward restoring the American chestnut tree to our forests.

Donate to the Virginia Chapter

Make a one-time donation to support our restoration activities or schedule monthly donation to sustain our continuing operations.