American chestnut restoration
Camden — The Maine chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will hold a workshop about its efforts to restore the American chestnut to Maine’s forests at Merryspring Nature Center Saturday, March 8, beginning at 9 a.m.
This free workshop will explore ME-TACF’s program to develop blight-resistant American chestnut trees. The workshop will begin with a slideshow and discussion about the importance, decline, and research toward the return of the American chestnut by Brian Roth, associate director of the Cooperative Forest Research Unit at University of Maine-Orono.
After the presentation, attendees will head outside to view the chestnut breeding orchard at Merryspring, followed by a car-trip to one of the newest chestnut orchards in Hope.
This workshop is presented by the Small Woodlot Owners Association of Maine and is open to public free of charge.
To learn more about this workshop, please call 542-9910. For information about Merryspring call 236-2239, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website merryspring.org.