Welcome to the website of the Maine Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation.
Harvesting in the Deer Hill orchard
Volunteers at the Stetson orchard (PCCA credit).
Just a reminder that the Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation will hold its annual meeting Saturday, November 2, at the Newport, Maine Cultural Center. The business meeting will start at 9:30 am, and the program will begin at 10:30. Our program is "Environmental Restoration in Maine: Three Examples" by Ray "Bucky" Owen and covers his life experiences restoring American eagles, American chestnuts, and Atlantic salmon in Maine.
Following the program, there will be a tour of the TACF seed orchard in Hartland, Maine. If you wish to participate in the tour, we recommend that you bring some blaze orange clothing.
The goal of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is to restore the American Chestnut tree to our eastern woodlands to benefit our environment, our wildlife, and our society. The American Chestnut Foundation is restoring a species—and in the process, creating a template for restoration of other tree and plant species.
- Harvest chestnuts from our breeding orchards and some wild chestnut trees in October.
- Visit our Volunteer page for more information.
The Maine Chapter is one of 16 chapters of TACF. Our mission is:
- Protect, conserve, preserve, and propagate trees from all important remaining native Maine American chestnut populations in the state.
- Restore American chestnuts to a place of ecological and economic importance and self-sustainability throughout their original forest range in Maine
- Make blight-resistant American chestnuts available to the people of Maine as soon as possible.
Join us! Use our multi-purpose form to indicate your interest in volunteering, membership, or buying native chestnut seeds and seedlings.
Glen Rea, President (e-mail: Mainetacf@gmail.com)
Eric Evans, Vice-President and Breeding Coordinator (phone: 207-706-6913 / e-mail: email@example.com)
Ann Rea, Newsletter Editor (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rob Stenger, Webmaster
See our complete Board of Directors list by clicking here.