Upcoming Event

The American Chestnut Summit

October 20, 2012–October 21, 2012

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2012

For more information please visit the Chestnut Summit Website

Crowne Plaza Resort

The restoration of the American chestnut is a project that will require the cooperation of state and federal agencies, private organizations, industry and individuals. The 2012 American Chestnut Summit will bring together scientists, private landowners, conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts and industry professionals to share the current state of knowledge of the American chestnut and inspire reintroduction of this species to eastern forests. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity to enhance awareness of the importance of American chestnut restoration, explore partnerships, exchange information and discuss this exciting project with a wide audience.

Poster presentations are being sought that address topics relative to American chestnut restoration and include, but are not limited to:

  • Breeding and biotechnology
  • Chestnut blight, Phytophthora cinnamomi (ink disease) and other pests and pathogens
  • Forest Genetics
  • Silviculture and forest management
  • Restoration and reintroduction
  • Mine-land reclamation
  • Forest and wildlife ecology
  • History
  • Timber value/use
  • Other topics related to American chestnut

To have a poster presentation be considered, please submit an abstract by May 1, 2012, not to exceed 250 words, to kendra@acf.org. Please include name, association and contact information for all authors. Participation in the poster session is expected of all accepted poster presentations. A PDF of accepted posters will be included in the Summit proceedings.