American Chestnut Story Orchard Tour

September 24, 2023 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mass Wildlife Field Headquarters
1 Rabbit Hill Road
American Chestnut Foundation

Mass Wildlife and the Westborough Land Trust will hold an American Chestnut Story Orchard Tour at the Mass Wildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough on September 24th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

American Chestnut trees once dominated North American forests. With their huge size and their ability to produce many bushels of tasty nuts per tree each year, they were a cornerstone of ecosystems and livelihoods.

Chestnut blight, a fungal disease, killed most of these trees in the decades following its introduction from Asia in 1901, but exciting efforts are being made to bring this tree back to its former glory.

During this tour, Bill Davis from ACF will explain the work that is being done to restore American chestnuts to our forests and the role of the American Chestnut orchard and the surrounding property!

Meet at the Mass Wildlife Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road (off North Drive) in Westborough.