About Us

Our Mission
Our mission is to restore the American Chestnut to the forests and woodlands of Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic states. We are a registered 501 3(c) organization.

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Foundation History
The history of TACF chronicles the ongoing pursuit of a fundamental goal: to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut tree via scientific research and breeding, and restore the tree to its native forests along the eastern United States.

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There are several efforts underway to restore the American chestnut involving traditional breeding methods, simple conservation strategies, methods that would reduce the virulence of the blight fungus, as well as modern gene-transformation techniques. The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is involved with each method, but focuses primarily on classical breeding techniques.

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