Happy 2018!

MA/RI-TACF Chapter Events

MA/RI-TACF Spring 2018 Quarterly Meeting

Sunday, April 29th,  10am – 4pm

Springside Park
Pittsfield, MA

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 

Join TACF as a member from Massachusetts or Rhode Island.

Upcoming Events

Jun
20

Calling all Nature Lovers to Springside Park - June 20

If you’re a nature lover and appreciate the beauty and importance of forests, please consider joining us for Weeding Wednesdays at TACF's seed production orchard at Springside Park, 874 North St. Pittsfield, MA between 6:30 and 8:00PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The purpose […]

Jun
27

Calling all Nature Lovers to MassWildlife Headquarters - June 27

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 […]