The American chestnut tree is functionally extinct. Join us in this opportunity to save an iconic species.

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What We Are Doing

The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) conducts basic and applied research to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) for reintroduction back into forest ecosystems within the native range of this species.

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Our Accomplishments

  • TACF has established 680 tree planting locations across an estimated 1,183 acres of public and private lands.
  • Many portions of our program are run entirely by volunteers, logging almost 50,000 volunteer work hours per year.
  • With a great reliance on volunteers and citizen scientists, TACF’s program provides a model for the conservation and restoration of other threatened forest tree species.
  • TACF holds a 4-star rating with Charity Navigator and is accredited with the Better Business Bureau.

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How You Can Help

There’s nothing more important and visionary than planting trees. Be part of this historical effort to restore a species. Help heal the environment. TACF offers many ways to get involved, all of which feel great!

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