We appreciate the continued support of all our members, volunteers and collaborators as we work together to restore blight resistant American chestnut trees to the forests of Massachusetts & Rhode Island
As of 2018 we have 6 Seed Orchards with another 2 in the plans for 2019. Each year the number of trees planted, nuts harvested and volunteers continues to grow. The 2018 Harvest from our rogued BC3F2 Research Orchards produced well over 14,000 nuts!

Seed Orchard Description & Site Requirements

 

Join us for our 19th ANNUAL MEETING on 12/01/2018

 

 

18th Annual Meeting – Orchard Updates – 2017

 

 

 

 

Green Hill Park Worcester Chestnut Harvest

Chestnuts Comeback Reaches Worcester

Worcester Tree Initiative

 

2015 News Article – Westboro Seed Orchard

 

 2018 Pittsfield Orchard – 3000 trees!

2018 Cub Scouts Plant American Chestnuts @ Springside Park

2016 News Article – Pittsfield Highlights Chestnut Seed Orchard to Celebrate Arbor Day

2014 News Article – Pittsfield Seed Orchard Part of Widespread Chestnut Restoration

2012 News Article – Weston Seed Orchard

Chestnut seed orchard in Weston, MAPhoto taken by John Emery @ Weston Orchard

Smith College – MacLeish Field Station – Seed Orchard

MacLeish Photos

South Kingstown Land Trust Video – A Chestnut Story

 

MA/RI Chapter Experiencing Growing Partnerships with Educational Institutions

 

Tantasqua Junior High School Video

Tantasqua Chestnut Tree Project

Upcoming Events

Nov
10

Fall Landowner Class in NH on Growing American Chestnut Orchards

Fall Landowner Classes are being held this fall at various locations in New Hampshire. The last class on November 10 will be instructed by TACF's Regional Science Coordinator, Kendra Collins, on "American Chestnut Orchards on Private Land," and will take place at Shieling Forest State Park in […]

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