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.

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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.

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Latest News

Spring 2017 Newsletter Available!

The Spring 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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Orchard Maintenance Set for March 30

Dr. Fred Hebard will be here Wednesday and Thursday March 29-30 to determine which trees have sufficient blight resistance to be continued in the breeding program.  Starting Thursday, March 30, we will be cutting down diseased trees judged to not have sufficient blight resistance. We are seeking a team of volunteers to help with this […]

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Upcoming Events


Orchard Maintenance Set for March 30

Orchard maintenance ("rogueing") has been scheduled for the Virginia Chapter's orchard in The Plains beginning March 30.  Volunteers with chain saws and safety equipment are sought to help cut down diseased trees.  Other volunteers are needed to carry and stack the cut logs.


Garden Party June 17 - Save the Date!

A Garden Party will be held at Marshfield in Warrenton on June 17.  This will be a ticketed event.  Details will be forthcoming, but plan now to save the date!