Your support helps bring the American chestnut back from the brink of extinction.

You are restoring an entire ecosystem and leaving our world a better place than we found it.



Regular Membership

Starting at $40, you can stay informed with the latest chestnut news. Support today for a greener tomorrow.


Seed Level Membership

Starting at $300, you will receive TACF's best research seeds to date. Become a citizen scientist today.


Gift Membership

Share the story of history and hope with your fellow nature-lover. Give the gift of membership.

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Help Save the American Chestnut Tree

The mission of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is to return the iconic American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) to its native range. Using a full toolbox of approaches, our overall goal is to restore an entire forest ecosystem. In the process, TACF hopes to create a template for the restoration of other tree and plant species threatened by non-native pests and pathogens.

All members will receive:

  • A subscription to Chestnut magazine, published three times a year
  • Membership in your local state chapter ($15.00 of your membership is allocated to the chapter)
  • Expert advice on growing and caring for American chestnut trees
  • Opportunities to volunteer in local breeding and research activities
  • Special access to annual wild-type American chestnut seedling sale

If you prefer to mail your donation, click here to download a printable membership form to include with your gift.