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Contributions by R. H. Zander





New Chestnut Identifier!

Send your samples to::


Sara Fitzsimmons

The American Chestnut Foundation

Penn State University

206 Forest Resources Lab

University Park, PA 16802-4704

Phone: 814-863-7192
Fax: 814-863-3600


    Key to Identification of Chestnut
    (Castanea) Species

     Movie: American Chestnut
    Movie: Chinese Chestnut

    2002 Annual Meeting of New York State
    Chapter of American Chestnut Society

    2003 Annual Meeting (Images)

    2010 Annual Meeting, Syracuse
    images and streaming videos

The American Chestnut Foundation is working to re-establish a blight-free variant of the American Chestnut in its natural habitat.


    Identification Key by S. Anagnostakis for     Chestnut Species (PDF)


    Chestnuts from Different Species

    by Paul Sisco


    Letter from Fred Hebard on

    Chestnut Hybrids Overseas

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