American Chestnut Pollination Workshop

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Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery

2415 Route 100

Orefield, PA 18069

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Controlled Pollination of American Chestnut

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Wednesday June 23, 10 AM  (Rain Date June 30) We will notify via email if the rain date will be utilized.

Join Sara Fern Fitzsimmons of the The American Chestnut Foundation for a workshop on how to control pollinate the American Chestnut.  The workshop will take place at Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery, in our chestnut orchard. 

The orchard is comprised  of wild-type American chestnuts.  The orchard does not contain any genetically modified trees, or trees that are hybrid back-crosses with the Chinese or Asian Chestnut.

Sara will spend 30 to 45 minutes showcasing various items related to the American Chestnut.  Participants will learn about the breeding work being done in the research orchards and the current status of efforts to restore the American chestnut to the forests of the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.  Please bring a folding chair if you would like to be seated for this portion of the program.  It will be held outside in the open air adjacent to our Chestnut Orchard.

Following the introduction, Sara will walk participants through the pollination process.  She will bring orchard ladders for anyone who would like to climb into the tree for a close-up view of pollination.

For more information on The American Chestnut Foundation, visit the PA/NJ chapter website at www.panjtacf.org.


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Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery, LLC specializes in plants native to the mid-atlantic region.  We are a retail, container nursery, offering trees, shrubs, and perennials.  Our 10 acre site includes a large selection of native plants for sale, as well as demonstration gardens, an American Chestnut Orchard, a sample hedgerow, meadow and more.

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