The Ninth Annual Meeting  was held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Vermont
Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee, Vermont. The  Keynote Address “American Chestnut: Looking to the Past to Guide Future Silviculture” was presented by Mark Ducey, Ph.D. Program Coordinator for Forestry, Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire.

These Officers were elected for three-year terms:  President – Yurij Bihun, Vice President – Gary Robertson, Treasurer – Daane Crook, and Secretary – Jim Talbot.

If you are interested in learning about joining the VT/NH TACF Chapter, or general board membership, please contact Yurij Bihun at or (802)899-1249.

Do you think you’ve found an American chestnut tree in Vermont or New Hampshire?

Please collect a leaf and twig sample, print a locator form and submit to:

Kendra Collins, TACF New England Regional Science Coordinator
USFS Northern Research Station, 705 Spear Street
South Burlington, VT 05403

Are you interested in hosting a chestnut orchard?

Please read the planting manual for more information about what is involved with growing chestnut trees. This manual was developed for Pennsylvania, but the considerations outlined are applicable to Vermont and New Hampshire as well.