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

CT Chapter Exhibit at the 2019 CT Flower and Garden Show

If you are tired of looking out your windows at snow and dormant gardens and want to dream of warmer spring days, then schedule a visit to the CT Flower & Garden Show at the Hartford Convention Center from February 21 – 24.  While there stop by and visit us at the CT Chapter of the […]

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CT Chapter Fall Board Meeting

The CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will be holding it’s Fall Board Meeting at the CT Forest and Parks Headquarters on Friday, November 16th from 11 AM to 1 PM.  The meeting is open to all members.  Lunch will be available but if you plan on attending, please RSVP Jack Swatt at jswattchestnut@gmail.com so […]

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Upcoming Events


Connecticut Chapter Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of TACF will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Opening reception at 9:30) at the CT Forest & Park Association's Headquarters in Rockfall, CT.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Jared Westbrook, TACF's Director of Science, who will present […]