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The Canadian Chestnut Council

30th Annual General Meeting

Saturday, October 20, 2018. Tim Horton Children's Foundation Onondaga Farms Gather at 11 a.m. meeting 12:00 further details as they become available.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Jared W. Westbrook  Director of Science  The American Chestnut Foundation.

Jared oversees operations at The American Chestnut Foundation's breeding program at Meadowview Research Farms,.Also, he is involved with a program to conserve a range-wide representative sample of American chestnuts in orchards for eventual out-crossing with transgenic trees, a project on rooting stem cuttings and and a landscape genetics study to geographic patterns of genetic diversity  and test for gene-environment associations.

He possess a Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Florida. He has authored and co-authored a number of papers on American chestnut breeding and genetics.



Don’t forget to renew your 2019 Membership!
The membership year runs from October 1 to September 30.

To apply for annual membership, please complete and mail the Membership Form to:
Mr. Terry Anderson, Secretary
The Canadian Chestnut Council
888 Road 3, East Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5
Membership fees and donations are tax deductible.

Click here to download the Membership Form as a PDF...

An Endangered Species

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A Legend In Crisis

A Legend in Crisis is a short documentary brought to you by the Canadian Chestnut Council. This short documentary is intended to help spread the word about the history and current status of the American Chestnut in Canada. It will introduce you to the history, biology and blight affecting this species. It also includes an update on research and conservation strategies aimed at its recovery. It was produced in 2009 thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


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