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The Canadian Chestnut Council

29th Annual General Meeting

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Tim Horton Children's Foundation Onondaga Farms Gather at 11 a.m. meeting 12:00 further details as they become available.

Featured Speaker

William MacDonald is professor of plant pathology at West Virginia University.  The position he holds was created in the early 1950s because of the threat that oak wilt presented to the eastern forests.  While still involved with the study of oak wilt disease the majority of his time currently is devoted to the biological control of chestnut blight using viruses that debilitate the blight causing fungus.  He has entered a semi-retirement phase of his career but still maintains an active research role with graduate students and is professionally involved with several plant health related organizations.  He holds a B.A. degree in botany from Miami University of Ohio and a Ph.D. degree in forest pathology from Iowa State University.  He joined the faculty at West Virginia University in 1971 after a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.



Don’t forget to renew your 2017 Membership!
The membership year runs from October 1 to September 30.

To apply for annual membership, please complete and mail the Membership Form to:
Mr. Terry Anderson, Secretary
The Canadian Chestnut Council
888 Road 3, East Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5
Membership fees and donations are tax deductible.

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An Endangered Species

Chestnut ManThe American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was once one of North America's most important forest trees. The wood, easily worked and durable, was used for interior trim, furniture, as well as for posts and fencing. Some split rail fences constructed early in this century are sill … Read More


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A Legend In Crisis

A Legend in Crisis is a short documentary brought to you by the Canadian Chestnut Council. This short documentary is intended to help spread the word about the history and current status of the American Chestnut in Canada. It will introduce you to the history, biology and blight affecting this species. It also includes an update on research and conservation strategies aimed at its recovery. It was produced in 2009 thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


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