Did You Locate an American Chestnut Tree?
We are constantly on the lookout for American chestnut trees in the wild. When located, we interbreed them with other surviving American chestnut trees and hybrid chestnuts as a part of our long-term program to re-establish healthy American chestnuts to Virginia’s forests. If you believe you have identified an American chestnut tree, you can give us valuable help by providing as much of the information requested below as possible.
Chestnut Tree Location Form
Please fill out the form below with as much information as you have about the tree. We will use the information you provide to determine the species of the tree and whether it can be used as a part of Virginia’s cross-breeding program. The information you provide will be invaluable to our efforts.
Leaf and Twig Sample
If possible, it will be extremely helpful to us if you can provide us with a leaf and twig sample from the tree. To provide a leaf and twig sample, cut a mature leaf that has been growing in the
full sun and a twig with some leaf buds and place them in an envelope. Do not wrap the sample in plastic due to the possibility of molding. Instead, wrap the samples in a single paper towel to cushion them in the mail.
Send or bring the sample to
P.O. Box 158
Marshall, VA 20116
If you have questions, contact us at 540-364-1922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.