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!
Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
30 Peck Road
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.