National Forest Foundation's Friends of the Forest
The American Chestnut Tree
Chestnut Species Identification
Dr. J. Hill Craddock manages the Chattanooga Chestnut Tree Project. Dr.
Craddock, Davenport Associate Professor of Biology at UT-Chattanooga,
conducted the June, 2001, Tennessee pollination workshop, and
provides training at the UT-C facility on chestnut tree breeding
and management. You can access a lot of information about chestnut
through his J. Hill Craddock's Chestnut Links. Support
for the work at UT-C can provide the Tennessee chapter excellent
resources for learning the technical aspects of chestnut breeding,
and for building interest and membership.
Joe Schibig, Professor of Biology at Volunteer State Community
College in Gallatin, Tennessee, is a forest ecologist who has
put together a wonderful webpage about surviving chestnut trees
in Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky.. His site is entitled
Resurrecting the American Chestnut.
Ed Greenwell of Cookeville, Tennessee, acts as
coordinator for the American Chestnut Cooperators' Foundation,
a group that is intercrossing large American chestnut survivors
to try to build up resistance within the species. Ed's site about
chestnuts in Tennessee is entitled A Tennessean's Version of An American Chestnut
Several other state chapters have excellent websites.