Photo/American Chestnut Foundation
The state champion American chestnut stands in Amherst County.
Biodiversity has its own value. Our forests are seriously threatened. Without nut-producing trees, what will wildlife eat? Oak trees already are in trouble.
— Cathy Mayes, chairwoman, Virginia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation
American Chestnut Foundation
To develop a blight-resistant hybrid American chestnut for reintroduction into eastern forests.
• State office:
8266 E. Main St., Marshall.
• State president:
Jack LaMonica of Ada
• Chapter chairwoman:
Catherine Mayes of Hume
• On the Web: vatcf.org
ZCWarrenton · February 2, 2013 at 11:23 pm
Great article and very informative. I did not know much about Chestnuts and their connection to Fauquier County. I know much more now!