Seeking Volunteers at PSU Orchard!

Field Inoculations

PA-Inoculations at PSU Arboretum
June 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The event will be held Monday, June 3rd in the arboretum orchard. Rain date, Monday June 8. Parking is available in the orchard. However, if you prefer to park on campus and be picked up, we can accommodate you. The orchard is located north of the University Park Campus, and accessed from Big Hollow Road. Take Fox Hollow Road to Big Hollow Road and follow signs to the event. Please contact Lake Graboski, North Central Regional Science Coordinator, if interested in helping out –

Summer Outreach Opportunities 2024

Volunteer to help us reach out and build support for our restoration mission! Check out the list below and email Jean if you can help or if you just have questions. Some of these events are new but several are regular events! |814-863-7192

ECO Event at Codorus State Park | Hanover, PA
Codorus State Park (SAT-11:00 am to 6:00 pm) and SUN-11:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Duncannon AT Festival
|  Duncannon, PA

High Street Festival (10 am – 4:00 pm)  

8/13- 8/25
Ag Progress Days | Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs 
August 13, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
August 14, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
August 15 Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sign up on the schedule here!  

National Public Lands Day and Festival of Wood
Milford, PA | Grey Towers (10:00 am — 5:00 pm)


Controlled Pollination Workshop – Bagging Demonstration

June 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join TACF at the chestnut orchard at Penn State Arboretum in State College on Friday, June 14th to learn all about the controlled pollination process, and see the many different types of chestnuts at this large backcross chestnut orchard. Controlled pollination is vital to growing trees that are the best of the best from the backcross breeding program to preserve the genetic diversity of the American chestnut species and to develop source trees for stacked resistance in future plantings. Volunteers who want to be involved in future pollination activities are greatly needed and encouraged to join.

The event will be held outdoors at the chestnut orchard on June 14th, 2024, from 10am to noon, with a tentative rain date on the following Monday, June 17th. The orchard is located to the north of the University Park campus. Take Fox Hollow Road to Big Hollow Road, and follow the signs to the event. Contact Lake Graboski, North Central Regional Science Coordinator, if interested in attending at

Volunteer Workdays 2024:

Get All-In, On Restoring the American chestnut Tree!

Sign up to join hands-on volunteer work at Penn State University. Contact our Orchard Manager to sign up to be kept in the loop on upcoming volunteer days.

Noah Vincent, PSU Orchard Manager
 484-725-4044 |

Targeted American Chestnut Conservation Missions

In order to help achieve our wild American conservation objectives, Chapter Board Member, Lake Graboski is setting up targeted “American Chestnut Conservation Missions”. Each mission will identify areas of special interest to our breeding program. We encourage individual hikers and local conservation groups to join these missions to help search for American chestnuts. 

Mission #1: Southwestern PA (Issued 6/3/2022)

Mission #2 Southern New Jersey