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Pennsylvania Govenor Tom Wolf declares October 24th American Chestnut Tree Day in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Carolinas chapter member Fred Clodfelter was recently honored by the North Carolina Forest Service for outstanding accomplishments in forest stewardship. Read it here»

Dead Forests and Living Memories by Helen MacDonald. The New York Times gives a nice mention to TACF and its backcross breeding process in MacDonald's article on the disappearance of the ordinary way of the world. Read about it here»

Rare American chestnut wood crafted into a special Tappan Rocker chair thanks to TACF's Vermont/New Hampshire Chapter. Check it out here»

"Restoring a Woodland Icon." The American Forest Foundation's 2015 Summer edition of their magazine Woodland, highlights TACF's mission and long-term goals. Read more here»

In a recent interview with the Hartford Courant, The Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell shares his great support of TACF and passion for trees. His 2,900 acre property, Charlane Plantation, is currently home to several Restoration Chestnuts 1.0. Read the full article here»

MEGA-Transect Chestnut Project Training Webinar Presented by Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Coordinator Matt Brinckman. This downloadable webinar includes instruction on how to collect MEGA-Transect chestnut data along the Appalachian Trail. Listen today»

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with TACF! Forester Michael French discusses the work TACF is doing to improve pollinator habitat in his staff update article. Read more here»

The North Carolina Botanical Garden held a ceremonial planting of a potentially blight-resistant American chestnut seedling at Coker Arboretum on Arbor Day. Learn more»

Using Genomic Testing to Select Disease-resistant American Chestnut Backcross Hybrids. A staff update from TACF's new Quanitative Geneticist Jared Westbrook. Read about it here»

TACF 2015 Annual Meeting Register for the annual meeting at the Penn Stater with Schatz Tree Genetics Colloquium. Learn more»

TACF's Breeding Program Shows On-Target Growth Pathologist Fred Hebard updates on blight-resistence strength of Restoration Chestnuts 1.0. Read Here»

Hot off the Press! TACF's 2014 Annual Report now online. Check it out»

Regional Science Coordinator Sara answers your questions about Restoration Chestnuts 1.0 out-crossing in the wild. Read here»

TACF is thrilled to announce its role in the project proposal Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) Partnership - one of 115 high-impact projects awarded more than $370 million as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Read more»

For the American chestnut tree, life follows death. Asheville Citizen-Times. Learn more»

Our view: Slow path to viability continues for American chestnut. Asheville Citizen-Times. Learn more»

Want to read about our unsung heros? Check out TACF interns. Learn more»

Prince William Forest Park hosts The American Chestnut Foundation. Watch our own Matt Brinckman give a great American chestnut history lesson! Watch the video»

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