Join the Carolinas Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation
Various membership levels are available through The American Chestnut Foundation. When you join the national organization, you also become a member of the state chapter where you live, and a portion of your membership fee is applied towards chapter work. You may also choose to volunteer your time to help with Summer Pollination and Fall Harvesting. The Carolinas Chapter activities are full of fun and purpose and are generally held outdoors in beautiful, natural settings. We invite you to visit us at our next meeting to discover how you can make a difference for generations to come! Click on the Events tab above to view our calendar. We are always happy to discuss with you specific opportunities to contribute your time and talents!
The Carolinas Chapter of TACF receives $15 of each membership fee which is used to support activities of the chapter. Join on line. You have the opportunity to contribute an additional gift to the Carolinas Chapter of TACF when joining.
We welcome your time and hard work!! We enjoy each and every volunteer who can help us with seasonal chores: pollination (June and July), harvest (September), inoculation and ratings of results (spring and fall) and other opportunities. If you wish to volunteer, please email Chapter President Doug Gillis.
Share Your Land
Do you have pastureland with deep, well-drained silt-loam or sandy loam soil where you would like to grow chestnuts for our breeding program? Someone has to be on-site at all times to care for and protect the trees from deer, rodents, and other pest. Cooperators must sign a Germ-plasm Agreement that acknowledges that The American Chestnut Foundation retains ownership and control over the trees. If you’d like to participate in this way please email Chapter President Doug Gillis.
Find a Tree?
If you think you have an American chestnut tree you should check out the Identifying American Chestnut Trees information on the main ACF site, and determine what species tree you have. If you need help in identifying the tree, follow the instructions for submitting samples via a Tree Locator Form. Follow the instructions on the form regarding the collection of leaf, twig, and burr samples and mail the information to the appropriate Regional Science Coordinator.
Donations to the Carolinas Chapter
We appreciate additional gifts of money to the Carolinas Chapter of TACF to help with its operations. The chapter is in constant need of orchard supplies and tools and funds to use to rent lift trucks for pollination and harvest and to conduct scientific studies. You can make a donation to the Carolinas Chapter or another state chapter of your choice.