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

2018 Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting | April 14th | 1:30pm |  CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation® CT Forest & Parks Goodwin Center, 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall | Speaker: Andy Newhouse Agenda: 1:30 Opening Reception 2:00 Annual Meeting Minutes of prior meeting Treasurer’s Report President’s Report Proposed Bylaws Changes Nomination and Election of Directors and Officers Old Business […]

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Proposed Amendment to the ByLaws

Four members in good standing of the CT Chapter TACF have submitted a proposal for amending the Chapter ByLaws (link below). Those members include the three members of the Nominating Committee (Baker, Adamsen, Harris), plus the Chapter Treasurer (Jim Gage).  The ByLaws require that a proposed change be requested in writing – to the Secretary […]

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