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

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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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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Upcoming Events


Horticultural Dayz

Enjoy two days of horticulture with educational presentations on turf and tree topics. This two-day training is designed for commercial landscapers, parks and recreation staff, arborists, and nursery workers. This will be a chance to network and hear about current research and […]


Talk on American Chestnut Progeny Tests

Tom Saielli, Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Coordinator, TACF, will give a talk on "Restoring the American Chestnut:  Field and Forest Progeny Tests,"  at the Washington County Public Library,  Abingdon, VA;  7:00 pm, Thursday, March 8, 2018.  The public is invited to attend.