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

Volunteers Needed for Orchard Maintenance

We will be seeking a team of volunteers to help with this work.  Needed are experienced chain saw operators with their equipment, as well as other volunteers to carry away and stack the downed trees.  As always, volunteers work at their own risk.  No date has yet been set for this work.  Further announcements will […]

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Southwest Branch Active in 2017!

Planning is underway for a large planting (over 4000 trees) in the Channels State Forest near Meadowview.  The planting will include both silvaculture test plots and reforestation.  In addition, the Branch is working with two high schools to coordinate educational plantings with a mix of American, Chinese, F1, and Restoration seedlings provided by the Chapter.  […]

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Upcoming Events


American Chestnut Survival Study Talk March 5

Over 2011, 2012, and 2013, BRMC partnered with The American Chestnut Foundation and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute to conduct a survival study of American Chestnuts on the Preserve. Cathy Mayes, of The American Chestnut Foundation, will be discussing the purpose and outcomes of the […]