2002 Annual Meeting of the New York State Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

Chestnut Inn, Oquaga Lake

R. Zander

Missouri Botanical Garden

Res Botanica

April 3, 2003

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2002 Annual Meeting of the New York State Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

Chestnut Inn, Oquaga Lake

 

The New York Chapter of the American Chestnut Society is devoted to reintroducing the American Chestnut into our forests. This tree was largely killed off by a blight in the 1930's, but breeding experiments and genetic modifications may well be able to produce a tree identical with this tall timber tree with sweet nuts. Anyone interested in trees, forests, nature and the environment can join this effort, which involved everyone in the process of growing young trees for this grand project.

 

If you are interested in joining, contact Mr. Herbert Darling, Herbert F. Darling, President, Darling Construction Engineering, 131 California Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221, 716-632-1125, or Mr. Stanley Wursig, 3747 River Rd., Youngstown, NY 14174, 716-745-7772.

 


 

This is a photo gallery of some of the interesting people and events of the year 2002 annual meeting of TACFNY in southern New York State. Perhaps you will find yourself here?

 

Nice place to stay, nice fireplace.

 

The road to the parking lot. Very woodsy.

 

Dr. Chuck Maynard gave a fine talk on genetic studies.

 

There were interesting displays.

 

And some heavy science was well and simply explained by our scientific staff to all who attended the meeting.

 

Herb Darling is our leader, Pres. of the NY Chapter.

 

The out of doors was just out the door: Lake Oquaga.

 

The Main Table

 

At the talks

 

Busy meeting!

 

Roy Hopke gives a talk.

 

Richard Zander identifies chestnut species.

 

Stan Wursig (left) and Herb Darling talk science.

 

For more, attend this year's meeting. Contact Stan or Herb for more information. See addresses and phone numbers above.