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At this time, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) does not sell seeds or seedlings to the general public. We do however distribute limited numbers of seeds to members and to support educational and research projects within our Chapter.

Member Opportunities

TACF and Advance Seed Nuts: The National office of TACF distributes a limited number of advance seed nuts to sponsor level members each spring. Sponsor level memberships should be purchased by the end of the previous year.  TACF also rewards loyal members with advance seed nuts. If you have maintained your regular membership for 10 or more years you can call the national office at (828) 281-0047, to request your loyalty nuts. Please note that resistance is not guaranteed in these hybrid seeds. To learn more about seed level memberships please visit the website of the national office of TACF:

TACF andNative Bare Root Seedlings: While supplies last, TACF offers pure native seedlings for sale in the winter. This offer to members typically runs out within a day so call TACF to make sure you are on email list to recieve a notification (828) 281-0047 .

PA/NJ Chapter and Pure Native Seeds:  If seed supplies permit our Chapter offers pure American chestnut seeds to members on an annual basis, typically following our Spring Meeting in March or April. The quantities available depend on the annual harvest.

Education and Research Purposes

Ceremonial Plantings: The PA/NJ Chapter sometimes provides seeds/seedlings for educational purposes, referred to as ceremonial plantings. Ceremonial plantings are limited to 5 to 10 restoration nuts/seedlings at public spaces. To learn more about the criteria and application process please email our office

Planting an orchard: If you are interested in planting an orchard for our breeding program, please contact our Director of Restoration at TACF, Sara Fitzsimmons, at 814-863-7192 or