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 lake.graboski@tacf.org