The WV Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation was established in 2009.  Chapter members help support the mission of the national organization by planting of hybrid chestnuts, conducting education, research, and outreach .  Most of the plantings in WV have been for research, demonstration and ceremonial purposes.  The map shows some of the hybrid chestnut plantings in WV.

If you would like to participate in this group please join us.  We include people from all areas that have an interest in restoring this magnificent tree to our forests. If you join The American Chestnut Foundation, part of your dues will come to the West Virginia Chapter.

 

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West Virginia University Research Forest Planting

A group of faculty, students, and WV chapter volunteers has established an orchard at the WVU Research Forest on Chestnut Ridge near Morgantown, WV.  The orchard has been developed by Dr. Bill MacDonald and Dr. Mark Double in conjunction with students.  Multiple plantings have occurred over the past several seasons. They have achieved good survival […]

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Upcoming Events

Oct
8

10th Annual West Virginia Chestnut Festival

The 10th annual West Virginia Chestnut Festival in Rowlesburg, WV will be held on Sunday, October 8 from 10:30am until 7:30pm. A full breakfast will be served in the River City Cafe from 10:30am until noon, and from noon until 5pm, several events will take place in scenic Rowlesburg Park, such as […]