Tree Breeding

Zobel, B. J. and John Talbert. 1984. Applied Forest Tree Improvement., John Wiley & Sons, New York. USA. (Re-published in 2003. Available on

TACF Seed Orchard Strategy

TACF Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1 (see also Volume 8, Issue 1)

Mating Designs

Commonly used mating designs in tree breeding (NCSU)

PSU Chestnut News

Hybrid Chestnut Seed Orchard - research highlights at the PSU Arboretum

Endowment to Support American Chestnut Tree Research - David Robertson and his wife Ruth provide $50,000 endowment for chestnut research

Pennsylvania News

PA TACF Research information