Bringing Back the American Chestnut Tree

Fall 2020 Planting Events

Sun, Sept. 27th, 2020 

Planting Day at Columcille Megalith Park

2155 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA 18013


Group 1 – 8am-12pm
Group 2 – 2pm-6pm (FULL)

Opening Ceremony
Educational Presentations
Tree Planting, Tagging, Site Maintenance

The event is free of charge. Donations to support the Project are welcome but not required. Because of the COVID19-related group size restrictions, the plantings will be happening in two groups, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please take a look at the below schedule and let us know your preferred group number. Please RSVP by Sept. 1st as each group is limited to 20 attendees. To RSVP, email under Subject "American Chestnut Tree"

Sat, Oct 24th, 2020 

Planting Day at the South Branch Preserve, Budd Lake, NJ

Community Garden at the South Branch Preserve 

50-60 Wolfe Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828


10am - Opening Ceremony 

11am-12pm - Educational Presentations 

12-5pm - Tree Tagging, Planting, Site Maintenance 

5-6pm - Closing, Potluck. Bring a dish to share

The event is free of charge. Donations to support the Project are welcome but not required. To RSVP, email under Subject "American Chestnut Tree"

Join us for Tree Inspections, Monitoring, Scientist Citizen Projects:

Mon, Sept 21st, 7pm - WEBINAR - we invite all planting volunteers and the public at large to join the conversation. We will discuss the American Chestnut tree preservation, our planting efforts this fall and the revival of native food forests that we can all participate in. Click Here for the Webinar Link. 

Our next round of inspections will be happening in October 2020.  Please contact the Project Coordinator, Joseph Resch, if you would like to get involved:  

For Families, Children, Scout Groups and Volunteers:

We invite Volunteers, Students and Scout Groups to Join our Planting Events. We also invite children and students to participate as citizen scientists in tracking the trees' health and growth.  To receive updates about our work with American Chestnut Trees, and participate in the planting events and tree inspections, please email us with your contact information and availability at

For Undergraduate-Level Students:

Students are invited to participate in the American Chestnut fieldwork course. The course comprises of eight lessons which will be offered during the tree planting events and tree inspections during the fall and spring semesters of 2020-2021 academic year. The course is intended for students wishing to gain a foundation knowledge about the history and plight of the American Chestnut tree, tree care and maintenance, as well as the trees' importance in in the northeastern ecosystem, the impact of its demise on other species, and symbiotic relationships with companion plans and fungi.  Each lesson will include a set task and eight assignments.  The course will have assessment tests built in.  For More Information, Click Here.

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