American Chestnut


Restoration of the American Chestnut

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Saturday March 23rd at the Montour Falls Library- 406 Main Street Montour Falls

Vernon Coffey, Chestnut breeder and Database Manager for the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  at Syracuse University will discuss the latest efforts to develop a blight tolerant American Chestnut tree. Regional Extension Forester Brett Chedzoy of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County will also talk about he loss of other key tree species over the past fifty years and what this means for the future health and productivity of our woodlands. 

This program is free and open to all area residents interested in work to restore the American chestnut tree, an iconic and valuable cultural symbol, to the forest ecosystems of the eastern US and in changes happening to other Northeast forest species.




Brett Chedzoy
SCNY Ag Team-Forestry Specialist; Sr. Resource Educator. Disaster and All Hazards Response Team