of the Chattanooga Chestnut Tree Project is the restoration of
the American chestnut to the Southern Appalachian and Cumberland Plateau
Regions. The return of the chestnut to its place in the forest
canopy requires a two-part plan of action: research on biological control
of the chestnut blight disease and breeding the trees for disease resistance.
A secondary goal of the Project is to provide support for the establishment
of a commercial chestnut industry (for nut production) based on improved
More About Chestnut Trees
Click here for more information about chestnut trees around the world (J. Hill Craddock's Chestnut Links).
Click here for more information about the Chattanooga Chestnut Tree Project volunteers and other chestnut people.
How to get involved
Tennessee American Chestnut "Mother Tree" Inventory. Click here if you know the location of a blooming American chestnut!
Click here to find out how you, too, can participate in the restoration of the american chestnut.
Survey of surviving Castanea dentata germplasm in the South Cumberland
Biological control of chestnut blight
Mycology survey of the Lula Lake Land Trust
Mother Tree Inventory
Recent Publications of Chestnut Project
TN-TACF Mid-Winter Meeting, 29 Jan 2005 (Powerpoint Presentation)
Castanea Germplasm Conservation Poster, Chaves, Portugal 2004
Chestnut Cultivar Trial Poster, Chaves, Portugal 2004
ASA Conference Paper 2002.
Click here for help distinguishing the different chestnut species commonly encountered in the USA (Page by Paul Sisco)
Links to Chestnut ID pages
Where to get chestnuts and chestnut
Click here for a list of nurseries and online catalogs that sell chestnuts and chestnut products
For more information about chestnuts, try clicking on the links below:
James Hill Craddock
Robert M. Davenport Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga TN 37403-2598 USA
Tel. (423) 755-4341 = office
(423) 785-2285 = fax
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section 504.ADA Institution.