The West Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (WV-TACF) was established in 2009, the last of TACF’s 16 state chapters to be incorporated. Hybrid chestnut trees have been planted at 68 sites in 26 WV counties.  We have initiated germplasm conservation orchards (pure American chestnut plantings) at seven sites in the state.  Chapter members help support the mission of the national organization by planting hybrid chestnuts, conducting education, research, and outreach.

If you would like to participate in this group please join us. We include people from all areas that have an interest in restoring this magnificent tree to our forests. When you join The American Chestnut Foundation, a portion of your dues will be shared with the WV-TACF Chapter.

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Germination Time

Members of the West Virginia chapter gather in mid-March to pot chestnuts.  In readiness for potting, the bags of nuts that were stratified over the winter in a refrigerator were checked in mid-February to see how many had radicals.  In the photo, there is a wide range of response to stratification from nuts that have […]

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Arthurdale, WV

Arthurdale is a small, unincorporated community in northern West Virginia (Preston County).  It was one of 98 planned communities that were part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.  The town was built in 1933 at the height of the depression as a social experiment to provide opportunities for local farmers and miners.  The plan was […]

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