[NAFEX] Chestnuts in 4b?

Douglas Woodard dwoodard at becon.org
Sun Jan 23 23:38:12 EST 2011

According to the book "Trees in Canada" by John Laird Farrar <Fitzhenry 
& Whiteside/Canadian Forest Service, 1995) the native range of the 
American chestnut Castanea dentata extends north in Vermont to very 
close to the Canadian border.

You might want to contact the
Canadian Chestnut Council
Secretary Mr. Charles Hooker
431068 19th Line
R. R. 2
Orangeville, Ontario
L9W 2Y9

The annual memmbership fee is $20.

Ontario legislation restricts propagation of native material of this 
endangered species (it may sound odd but that's the way it is).

 From past newsletters there are nut producing trees (some may be 
hybrids) in Nova Scotia. Possibly there may be trees in Quebec, you 
might canvass the members.

For information about the Society of Ontario Nutgrowers (there are 
members in other provinces) and its Eastern Ontario Chapter, see


Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrienne Bordo" <beartown at toast.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 6:39 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] pawpaw seed and a new question

> I thank you folks for all the help and I will follow up on the links.
> After sending the original message, I thought to check Gardens North.
> Lo and behold, not only moist packed seed ready for cold treatment but
> pre treated ready to pot up seed.
> The other question I have concerns American Chestnut. To my knowledge,
> they were never native in this area (just over the border from western
> VT), but maybe someone could confirm that. A company in British
> Columbia is selling seeds from the West Coast that would not be
> carrying the blight. Any ideas on what the chances would be for
> growing Chestnuts here in Zone 4b?
> Guess I need to get started with the Pawpaws right away. 67 + 8, I'll
> be slowing down!
> Adrienne
> --
> Adrienne Bordo
> Stanbridge East, QC Z4b

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