Events include Spring Planting of nuts and seedlings, and Fall Harvesting of burs. Please contact your local District Director for events in your area. Nut exchange takes place on Friday night at the Annual Meeting.

We encourage people to look for wild American Chestnut trees.  If you find one, send a sample in for verification (information here).  Note the exact location and measure diameter of tree trunk at breast height, and estimate height of tree.  Look for signs of blight and sprouts at the base of the tree. After confirmation, gather nuts for the gene pool, keeping the true American Chestnut stock available for the future.


It is important to note that when you join The American Chestnut Foundation, you will automatically be enrolled as a member of the New York Chapter (if you live in the state) and $15.00 of your donation will go directly to the chapter.

If you would like to make additional contributions to support one or all three of the chapter’s programs, please send your check to:

The American Chestnut Foundation
50 North Merrimon Avenue, Suite 115
Asheville, NC 28801

Please include a note indicating that your gift is for the NY Chapter or write “For NY Chapter” in the memo portion of your check.

To donate online to the Biotech Tree Research program, please visit the ACF donation page.