Hunting American Chestnuts
Strategies for Hunting American Chestnuts at the Spring Growers Meeting — Saturday, April 14th — RSVP Today: email@example.com or 814-863-7192
We hope that you will join us at our meeting and become part of this effort.
Our meeting is open to the public but we do ask attendees to cover the cost of donuts/coffee and lunch. The Mont Alto Campus venue requires that we use the Penn State Campus services for coffee service and lunch.
Cost for attendance is based on this: $15 per person.
Where: Mont Alto Campus of Penn State University, located in south central Pennsylvania, between Chambersburg and Gettysburg. Google Map.
General Studies Building Auditorium (Parking behind this building).
When: 8:30 am to 2:30
8:30 am to 9:15 am Coffee Social with Donuts
9:15 am to 9:30 am Welcome by Board President
9:30 am to 10:45 am Strategies for Hunting American Chestnuts: Hunting American Chestnuts — Longtime members, Dave Armstrong, Mike Aucott, and Mike Manes will share their strategies and experiences hunting American chestnuts in the wild. We are highlighting their efforts to encourage others to join TACF in identifying and conserving 3000 new and unique sources of American chestnut; 250 of which will represent Pennsylvania and New Jersey — beyond the 200 sources already conserved in our Chapter.
10:45 am to 11:00 am Morning Break
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Tom Saielli, Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Coordinator —Phytophthora cinnamomi and the American chestnut. Tom will discuss the history and ecology of P. cinnamomi; and some strategies for managing it in orchards. He will also discuss efforts to incorporate Phytophthora resistance into the TACF breeding program.
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Dr. Beth Brantley, Associate Teaching Professor of Forestry at Mont Alto Campus, will lead a walking tour of plantings at the Mont Alto Campus including: the Mont Alto Demonstration Orchard, established in 2000 and a USDA Blight-Resistance Trial from 1937 in Michaux State Forest.
Mont Alto Campus is a living classroom for forestry adjacent to the historic Michaux State Forest. Michaux encompasses more than 85,500 and is considered Pennsylvania’s “cradle of forestry.”
Please RSVP by April 12, 2018
firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-863-7192