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Canadian Chestnut council

Restoring the American chestnut

Who We Are

The Canadian Chestnut Council is organized exclusively to promote charitable, educational and scientific goals and objectives relating to the preservation and restoration of the sweet chestnut (Castanea dentata) in Canada.

Don’t forget to renew your 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
261 Sandy Brook Way, Kingsville, ON, N9Y 0A4
Membership fees and donations are tax deductible.

The "Have an American chestnut - check its pedigree" leaf DNA analysis program is continuing for this season.

Leaves that are young and rapidly growing are the ideal specimens.

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Chestnut News

The Canadian Chestnut Council Annual General Meeting

The Canadian Chestnut Council invites you to it’s Annual General Meeting on October 21, 2023. Details will be added as and when they are available.

An Endangered Species

The 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
short documentary

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.