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

Inoculation at Fried Orchard

On June 14, a group of volunteers inoculated about 140 trees in the Fried Orchard.  The volunteers were Ned Yost, Tom Wild, Meg Sewell and Warren Laws.  Regional Coordinator Tom Saielli and our intern Katrina Somers participated as well.

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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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