About Us

BoardSpring07_03_930pxw1Our mission is to restore the American Chestnut to the forests and woodlands of Connecticut. The Connecticut Chapter of TACF is a Chartered State Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation with its own Bylaws, Constitution and Treasury. It is organized as a tax-exempt non-profit foundation under the US Tax Code 501(c)3.  Learn More



Mission / Objectives

BreedingOrchard_930pxwOur mission is to restore the American chestnut to the forests and woodlands of Connecticut. We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The American chestnut tree was once the dominant tree in our forests. A century ago it was eradicated from our eastern landscape by a fungus. In Connecticut, many forests consisted of 25% to 40%…  Learn More



Sitting Seed Orchards

seedorchardplotSeed orchards are the next major phase of the breeding program and we are actively pursuing locations that could support the seed orchards. A seed orchard is the required next step in producing trees for reforestation in CT that have 50% of their DNA from persisting native CT American Chestnut trees that flowered, allowing pollination…  Learn More

Latest News

A Tree Grows In Salem

“They’re the perfect food,” says David Bingham referring to the American chestnut. From a story by Sayzie Koldys with photos by Glenn Hilliard in the 2016 Winter Edition of the Edible Nutmeg Magazine. David Bingham makes a small X with his knife in each of the American chestnuts, then microwaves them until he hears five small […]

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American Chestnut Seedlings at the Greenwich Land Trust

GREENWICH, CT – On Saturday, November 15th, 75 volunteers planted nearly 400 American Chestnut seedlings at The Greenwich Land Trust’s American Chestnut Sanctuary. The Greenwich Land Trust (GLT) partnered with The American Chestnut Foundation and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy on this project which reintroduced a once dominant tree of Eastern United States forests back to […]

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