Wednesday, December 2, 2015

American Chestnut - Restoring an Icon

The American Chestnut Foundation (TACFA) has announced the release of a collaborative video project with The Rolling Stones keyboardist and TACF member Chuck Leavell.

Help TACF restore an American icon by sharing this video with friends, family, and tree enthusiasts everywhere.  Their goal is to reach 25,000 views during the first 25 days of December.  Help them make it happen! 

The Foundation has many exciting goals to further their mission, including:
  • Genome mapping of hybrid trees to better pinpoint the exact locations of the genes responsible for blight resistance;
  • Construction of a greenhouse at Meadowview Research Farm to serve as a propagation facility and speed up breeding methods;
  • Support the hard work and travel costs of science staff who help plant chapter volunteer-run orchards;
  • Rebuild TACF's website for increased capability and mobile-interface among members.
Share this video via FacebookTwitter, and YouTube by using the hashtag: #25kIn25Days to track the campaign. 

Join them in celebrating this conservation success story.

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