Bringing Back the American Chestnut Tree and Restoration of Native Food Forests

 2022 Events 


Sat, April 30th, 2022 11am - 4pm

Arbor Day Celebration 

at Graver Arboretum of Muhlenberg College 

1581 Bushkill Center Rd, Bath, PA 18014


11 am - Opening, Educational Presentations
12pm - 4:00pm - Tree Planting, Tagging, Site Maintenance

We will conclude with a Drum Circle and Potluck

This event is part of the Bringing Back the American Chestnut Tree Project

Sat, June 25th, 2022 10am -12pm

American Chestnut Revival Presentation and Seedling Giveaway  

South Branch Preserve, 56-60 Wolfe Rd, Budd Lake, NJ 07828


In partnership with The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, we are offering a presentation about the importance of the American chestnut tree to wildlife, humans, and the ecosystem. We will also tour the young chestnut forest planted at South Branch Preserve. There will be chestnut cookies to eat, and participants can take home a chestnut seedling.  After the event, at 1pm. we invite volunteers to stay for our quarterly Chestnut inspection event where we will be measuring the trees that we planted previously, and inspecting them for any signs or blight or disease. 

To Register for the American Chestnut Revival Presentation Click Here

To Volunteer for the American Chestnut Inspection, from 1 to 4pm. Click Here

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

Our next round of tree inspections and maintenance will take place on June 25th, 2022 at the South Branch Preserve in Mt. Olive, NJ. We will be inspecting American Chestnut Trees that we planted in prior years. The event will run from 1pm to 4pm. Volunteers and interns are invited to contact Olga Sher to participate:  

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

Check Out Our American Chestnut Conservation Field Manual

The American Chestnut Conservation Field Course manual is intended for students wishing to gain foundational 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.