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

Buy a Turkey, Help TACF!

Wondering where to buy your Christmas turkey? We’ve got the answer!  This year Gentle Harvest, a wholesaler and retailer of locally grown, humane, and organic foods in Marshall, VA, has partnered with TACF to raise awareness about the American chestnut tree, thanks in part to the VA-TACF Chapter.  For every turkey sold through the holiday season, […]

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Ceremonial Trees Planted at Boxerwood

Two blight-resistant American chestnut trees were recently planted at the beautiful preserve at Boxerwood in Lexington, Virginia.  The trees, which now measure about 18 inches in height, will grow to more than 50 feet over the years. The Boxerwood press release provides more information about the planting.  Click here to see it.

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Upcoming Events

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Small Stem Assay at New Kent - November 27

If you’re available and interested, on Tuesday, November 27th we will be collecting final data on our small stem assays at the greenhouse at the New Kent Forestry Center, New Kent, VA. We will also prepare seedlings for planting in one of our orchards (meaning we will add bar-code tags, pull […]