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ACCF Board of Directors

Ed Greenwell, President, MBA Engineering and Operations VP

New Johnsonville, TN 

Jennifer Abla, Vice President, Aborist

Black Mountain, NC

Phillip N. Martin, Treasurer,  CPA, Christiansburg, VA

Joyce G. Foster, Secretary,   Research Biochemist, Beaver, WV

Denise Greenwell, Director,  Computer Engineer, New Johnsonville, TN

Lucille Griffin, Executive Director Emeritus, Newport, VA

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This site was created  February 1997. Last Updated

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"Dedicated to the Restoration of American Chestnuts"

The American Chestnut Cooperators' Foundation is a nonprofit scientific and educational  foundation dedicated to restoring the American Chestnut Tree to its former place in our Eastern hardwood forests. Priorities include the development of blight-resistant all-American chestnuts and economical biological control measures against chestnut blight in the forest environment. 

In the first 40 years of the 20th century, blight destroyed 3.5 billion American chestnut trees. What had been the most important tree in our Eastern forest was reduced to insignificance. No comparable devastation of a species exists in recorded history.

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"It is not beyond the grasp of science to restore the American chestnut to economic importance. It could be accomplished within the next 50 years."-- Prof. Gary Griffin, Virginia Tech 1997

Pure American Chestnut at High Altitude with Durable Blight Resistance/Control

Dr. Gary Griffin and Dr. John Rush Elkins, November 2019

ACCF is a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1)/170(b)(1)(A)(vi) non-profit organization. All donations and contributions are tax deductible.

 Please send donations to:

 American Chestnut Cooperators' Foundation

  c/o Martin Arthur CPA

PO Box 6174

Christiansburg, VA 24068

"Dedicated to the Restoration of American Chestnuts"