In September 2008, a delegation of 5 members representing The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF), the Pennsylvania State University (PSU), and the University of Kentucky (UK) embarked on an exploratory trip to China to observe the three native Chinese chesntut species in the wild.

The trip was sponsored by the USDA's Foreign Agriculture Services (FAS) Scientific Cooperative Exchange Program (SCEP). Travel to China was furnished by TACF and PSU.

On this pages are several resources which document that trip.

China Expedition Follow-up Meeting
Sara's Blog of China Trip
Fred Hebard's Summary of China Trip

In Search of the Wild Ban Li . Added to the TACF listerv September 2008

Kim Steiner's Notes From the China Trip
Collage of Photos from Dalaoling

PDF document, 1.3 MB

Collage of Photos from Ankang

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Collage of Photos from the Terra-Cotta Soldiers

PDF document, 1.0 MB

Collage of Photos from the Great Wall

PDF document, 1.4 MB

Drawings by Fred Paillet