In this section you will find information about the American chestnut and efforts to restore it to America’s woodlands.  Included is information on the science behind the American chestnut breeding program, educational resources and materials, and reference information about chestnuts.

Information for Chestnut Growers

Here you’ll find

  • Information about the Appalachian Trail Mega-Transect Project
  • Information for chestnut tree growers
  • A way to communicate with other chestnut tree growers
  • Guidelines for starting seedlings
  • Information about chestnut breeding and science resources
  • Links to information on grafting, hypovirulence and other resources

Teaching Materials

Look here for

  • Lesson plans and class materials
  • Fun games kids can play while learning about American chestnuts

Additional Resources

Here you’ll find kits and permit forms for collecting data on chestnut trees