The Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation is actively engaged in efforts to bring the American chestnut back to Virginia’s forests.  Here you will find information about our past and present activities, how they contribute to fulfilling our mission and answers to some of the questions you may have about American chestnuts and our breeding programs.

Mission

The mission of the Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation.

Chestnut Story

A brief summary of the history of the once mighty American chestnut forests and the blight that felled them.

Foundation History

The history of The American Chestnut Foundation and its efforts to bring back blight-resistant American chestnuts.

About the Virginia Chapter

The history and activities of the Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation.

Our Newsletter – The Bur

Links to back copies of our semi-annual newsletter, The Bur.

Did You Find a Chestnut Tree?

Instructions for contacting us if you believe you’ve found an American chestnut tree we should know about.

How Can I Get a Tree?

Information about how you an get a chestnut tree to plant on your property.

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