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The Canadian Chestnut Council

Annual General Meeting

The Canadian Chestnut Council invites you to it's Annual General Meeting on October 22, 2023.

2023 / 2024 Annual General Meeting – the annual meeting of the Canadian Chestnut Council will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22nd, 1:00pm. The meeting will take place both virtually and in person. Please mark your calendars.


Tim Hortons Foundation Camp - Onondaga Farms Eco- Centre
264 Glen Morris Rd E, Brant, ON N0E 1N0

The "Have an American chestnut - check its pedigree" leaf DNA analysis program is continuing for this season.
Find details under "The American chestnut" - "Have an American chestnut - check its pedigree" on this page.
Leaves that are young and rapidly growing are the ideal specimens.

Who We Are

The Canadian Chestnut Council is organized exclusively to promote charitable, educational and scientific goals and objectives relating to the preservation and restoration of the sweet chestnut (Castanea dentata) in Canada.

We are the only Canadian non-profit charity dedicated to the preservation and restoration of this endangered species. We are a registered charity, incorporated and in good standing with Revenue Canada. We are a strictly volunteer organization.

The CCC's concerned members include scientists, conservationists, farmers, woodlot owners, students and retirees in both urban and rural areas from across southern Ontario and as far afield as Nova Scotia and British Columbia.


Don’t forget to renew your 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
261 Sandy Brook Way, Kingsville, ON, N9Y 0A4
Membership fees and donations are tax deductible.

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

An Endangered Species

Chestnut ManThe American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was once one of North America's most important forest trees. The wood, easily worked and durable, was used for interior trim, furniture, as well as for posts and fencing. Some split rail fences constructed early in this century are sill … Read More


2012 in Photos

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.