American Chestnut Seed

American Chestnut Seed Orchard Planting Day

Society for the Protection of NH Forests

Tom Rush Forest
Deering, NH 03244
United States

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About the Event

The Forest Society is partnering with the VT/NH Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) to start a chestnut seed orchard on the Tom Rush Forest in Deering, NH! Join us as we get started in this effort planting our first 600 chestnuts. We are looking for 15-20 volunteers on this day to help lay weed barrier fabric, plant chestnuts, install growth tubes, and put down mulch. We'll start at 10am and work until we're done, which will likely depend upon the number of hands we have. Please register below if interested, so that we can email you directions to the field where we'll be planting.

What to bring

Bring a bag lunch/snacks, water, and wear old clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

Youth Instructions

This event is family friendly. Minors 16+ need a parental permission form, and minors under 16 need parental accompaniment.


Contact Carrie Deegan at or (603) 224-9945.

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