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

Fall 2017 The Bur Available to Read!

The Fall 2017 issue of The Bur, the Virginia Chapter’s newsletter, is now available for reading on-line.  Download a copy of this and all other issues at here, where you can also sign up to have future issues delivered automatically when they are released.

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Central VA Restoration Branch Participates in Riverfest

The Central Virginia Restoration Branch of the Virginia Chapter participated in Riverfest on Saturday, April 29. Riverfest is an annual event in Waynesboro, VA, which hosts many environmental and government agencies.      

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Upcoming Events


Cleaning Up Fortune's Cove October 26

We need to go back (again) to Fortune's Cove to finish culling the orchard, Thursday, October 26! […]


Virginia TACF Annual Meeting November 4

The Annual Meeting of the Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will be held on November 4 at Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum in Boyce, Virginia.  The Board Meeting will begin at 10:00 am and is open to members.  The Membership Meeting will begin at 1:00.  It will […]