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The American Chestnut Foundation includes 16 state chapters from Maine to Georgia and west to the Mississippi River. Chapter volunteers contribute time and energy in support of regional breeding programs, independent research, local education initiatives, member recruitment, and event activities.

Our chapter system was designed to help preserve the regional diversity of the American chestnut throughout its native range. From flowering early in the south, to cold-weather resistance in the north, each American chestnut tree had a unique genetic make-up that evolved over time to enhance its survival. Preserving the genetic material of the American chestnut is crucial to the Foundation’s breeding efforts and TACF volunteers work diligently toward this effort.

We invite you to get involved! Contact your local chapter.