Massachusetts / Rhode Island Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation

Dedicated to restoring the
keystone forest tree of the east backcross breeding local American chestnut "Mother" trees into a population of blight-resistant trees

We now have 5 seed orchards in progress, and more on the way!

Contact us for future orchard work dates.
Volunteers are always welcome!

Sentinal Covers Restoration Dinner & Donalds Orchard

Our first seed orchard planting.
Can you help provide a long-term seed orchard to grow potentially blight-resistant MA/RI chestnuts?

2012 saw the first planting of one of our "seed orchards": the next generation of TACF's breeding plan for blight-resistant chestnut, using nuts from our ~28 "BC3" orchards. Seed orchards produce highly blight-resistant offspring for our forests and other locations. More are needed!

We are still pollinating local pure American trees for our "BC3" orchards - so please let us know when you find a blooming local American tree.

Visit the National TACF site Join TACF as a member from
Massachusetts or Rhode Island

See Google Calendar announcement above for directions and agenda

This Year's Events



Spring Quarterly Meeting of the MA/RI Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, 30 Peck Road, Wales, MA
See Calendar above for meeting details

10-11:30 Morning Orchard Meeting
11:30-1:00 Tour and Bag Lunch
1:00-4:00 Quarterly Board Meeting

Contact: Kathy Desjardin: 209 Richardson Street • Uxbridge, MA 01569 Phone: (508) 278-3565
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