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 will be 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.