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Minnesota Public Radio interviews TACF founding President Phil Rutter and current President and CEO Lisa Thomson in a recent story covering the current research and hybridization of the American chestnut. Listen to the full story here»

A recent study by U.S. Forest Service, university, and state agency researchers provides baseline information on contemporary populations of American chestnut needed to support restoration of this tree to the forests it once dominated. Read more here»

Dr. William Powell, of TACF's New York chapter, authored a great article in "The Conservation," that offers a helpful perspective about genetic engineering of the American chestnut. Read the full article here»

Rolling Stones keyboardist and tree farmer Chuck Leavell appeared alongside TACF’s Georgia chapter member Dr. Martin Cipollini on GPB's radio program "On Second Thought” on January 6th. The program focused on the progress of the restoration of the American chestnut, both nationally and in the state of Georgia. Listen to the episode here»

TACF's Ohio chapter planted 1,000 Restoration Chestnuts 1.0 in three state parks and forests this past month. They worked with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and will plant an additional 2,000 seedlings in March. Read the full article here»

TACF congratulates Keyboardist Chuck Leavell who will add Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductee to his resume on February 26. Read more»

University of New Hampshire students to plant chestnut plantation. New collabortive project will introduce Restoration Chestnuts 1.0 on UNH's fourth research plantation. Read about it here»

In the Maine Woods, A Towering Giant Could Help Save Chestnuts. NPR covers the discovery of the tallest living American chestnut in North America. Listen here»

Tallest Chestnut Tree in the Americas Located in Maine. ABC affiliate WMTW interviews TACF's Lisa Thomson and Brian Roth. See here»

Got a decade or three? A lesson on patience and bringing back the American chestnut tree to our forests. Read the full article here»

The Bay Journal features TACF's work in recent articles: "Back-cross American chestnut project raising hopes for tree’s restoration." & "American chestnuts rise where other trees failed to make a stand."

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 the full article 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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