Classroom: Site considerations and planting guidelines for successfully growing American chestnuts on forestlands

Outline / Agenda

1. Introduction to the American chestnut story

2. Soils - how they affect planting and growing

a. Includes a hands-on soil particle demonstration

3. Planting practices

4. Common failures, problems, and their control

a. Includes a hands-on chestnut blight fungus culturing

b. Includes a hands-on chestnut blight fungus inoculation


Please find PDF versions of the presentations that were give during this first workshop.


PDF document, 5.4 MB


PDF document, 5.0 MB


PDF document, 3.0 MB

Planting Activity

PDF document, 104.1 KB

Pests and Diseases - Greenhouse

PDF document, 1.8 MB

Pests and Diseases - Field

PDF document, 7.6 MB

Fertilizing Woody Ornamentals

PDF document, 5.2 MB

Extension Circular 353 by Dr. Larry Kuhns, PSU

Pests and Diseases - Fungi

PDF document, 4.4 MB

Mainly covers Cryphonectria parasitica, Phytophthora cinnamomi, and the TACF inoculation protcol.