Happy 2018!
We continue work on our Seed and Breeding Orchards this year
We are always looking for more volunteers
Please contact us, we’d love your help!

MA/RI-TACF Chapter Events

MA/RI-TACF Summer 2018 Quarterly Meeting

Saturday, July 21st,  10am – 3:30pm

Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
30 Peck Road
Wales, MA

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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!

Chestnut seed orchard in Weston, MA

Weston MA Seed Orchard 2016

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!

Sentinal Covers Restoration Dinner & Donalds Orchard 

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Upcoming Events


Calling all Nature Lovers to MassWildlife Headquarters - July 25

If you’re a nature lover and appreciate the beauty and importance of forests, please consider joining us for Weeding Wednesdays at The American Chestnut Foundation’s (TACF) seed production orchard at the MassWildlife Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA between 6:30 and 8:00PM […]