Our Mission

The mission of the Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore the American chestnut tree to Virginia’s woodlands to benefit our environment, our wildlife, and our society.

Become a Sustaining Donor

Become a sustaining donor by putting us in your will, estate plans, or donating land for a breeding orchard. Without people like you, The American Chestnut Foundation wouldn’t exist as it does today.

Join Our Team

We are looking for eager volunteers to help in the work of restoring the once-mighty American chestnut to Virginia’s forests.  We have many needs and lots of opportunities for people with diverse skills.  For more information, and to indicate your areas of interest, go to https://www.acf.org/va/volunteering-opportunities/.


Latest News

Spring 2018 Newsletter Now Available

The Spring 2018 issue of the Virginia Chapter’s newsletter, The Bur, is now available on line.  Click here to read the latest issue, which includes stories on progeny testing, the backcross breeding program and chainsaw safety practices and training, along with a calendar of coming activities and events.

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Horticulture Dayz at Front Royal — Feb 28-Mar 1

Virginia Cooperative Extension is holding Horticulture Dayz on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal, VA.  Many great speakers have been lined up for this year’s event, including the fantastic keynote speakers! Stanton Gill, an entomologist at the University of Maryland will be joining […]

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Upcoming Events


Arbor Day at the State Arboretum of Virginia

Remarkable Trees of Blandy: Foundation of the State Arboretum's (FOSA) Arbor Day Celebration […]


Volunteers Needed - Fortune's Cove - May 3

Hi Chestnut Enthusiasts! […]