Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 11am*-3pm
Keynote by Dr. Brian Roth, U. of Maine
“American Chestnut and New England Forest Ecology”
MacLeish Field Station, 78 Poplar Hill Rd.
West Whately, MA 01039
*Board Meeting & Elections 10am-11am
Dedicated to restoring the keystone forest tree of the east by backcross breeding local American chestnut “Mother” trees into a population of blight-resistant trees.
Our newest seed orchard at the Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Field Headquarters building in Westboro. Our Annual Meeting on Nov. 21, 2015 was at this beautiful new green building — with a chestnut potluck, excellent speakers, and orchard tours!
Can you help provide a long-term seed orchard to grow potentially blight-resistant MA/RI chestnuts?
2012 saw the first planting of one of our “seed orchards”: the next generation of TACF’s breeding plan for blight-resistant chestnut, using nuts from our ~28 “BC3” orchards. Seed orchards produce highly blight-resistant offspring for our forests and other locations. More are needed!
We are still pollinating local pure American trees for our “BC3” orchards – so please let us know when you find a blooming local American tree.
Contact us for future orchard work dates. Volunteers are always welcome!
Join TACF as a member from Massachusetts or Rhode Island.