Vermont/New Hampshire Chapter

Interested in participating in the restoration of the American chestnut? 
The VT/NH Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation is actively seeking partners to host seed orchards and demonstration plantings.
 To learn more contact VT/NH Chapter President Yurij Bihun.


“The Berlin Tree" in Berlin, Vermont.
25 inch dbh.

VT/NH Chapter Officers

Yurij Bihun - President
Robertson - Vice President
Dr. Paul Schaberg - Secretary

Marshal Case- Treasurer
Kendra Collins - Science Contact

Board of Directors

Dr. Eric Berry

Spencer Brookes

Steve Giglio

Terry Gulick

Dr. Bill Keeton

Dr. Randy Knight

Doug McLane

JP Powers

Janet Robertson

For more TACF events go to our Events page.

Check out the NEW Spring 2015 VT/NH Chapter newsletter!

Read Paul Galloway’s full account of early chestnut breeding in NH - “My Chestnut Story”

Archived Newsletters Here:
Spring 2014 / Spring 2013 / Spring 2012 / Fall 2011 / Spring 2011 / Spring 2010 / Spring 2009

Think you’ve found an American chestnut in VT or NH?  Please collect a leaf and twig sample, print a locator form and submit to:
Kendra Collins, TACF New England Regional Science Coordinator, USFS Northern Research Station, 705 Spear St, South Burlington, VT 05403

Are you interested in hosting a chestnut orchard?  Please read the planting manual for more information about what is involved with growing chestnut!  This manual was developed for PA, but the considerations outlined are applicable to VT and NH as well.

VT/NH Chapter In The News!
The following links will take you to recent news stories featuring the work of the VT/NH Chapter of TACF! Happy reading!

Middle school dedicates its new American chestnut nursery

Group seeks to restore the American chestnut to its former glory

Local couple goes extreme lengths to save trees

Couple works to save ailing American chestnut tree

Five Crazy Days for Chestnuts

Reviving a Fallen Giant

American Chestnut Makes a Slow Comeback

Hope for stately chestnut

Efforts made to restore the American chestnut tree
Chestnut Revival

Chestnut tree at Ballard State Park Yields Hope for the Future

Local Forest Home to Surviving Chestnut Tree

Volunteers Fight Chestnut Blight

"Mighty Giants: An American Chestnut Anthology" wins award

Beyond the Blight

Farm hosts planting with hope that chestnut trees can
return to area

WPTZ Interview with Chapter Officers Grace and Randy Knight and Terry Gulick


Click here to see our chapter in action!