Presentation on theme: "TACF CHAPTERS MEETING BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC MARCH 17, 2012 TACF C HAPTER U PDATES."— Presentation transcript:
TACF CHAPTERS MEETING BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC MARCH 17, 2012 TACF C HAPTER U PDATES
O VERVIEW OF C HAPTER B REEDING P ROGRAMS B REEDING P ROGRESS
RegionChapter Source of Resistance Number of Lines Date of Seed Orchard Planting Progeny Tests; location Progeny Test Establishment New England Maine Graves202012 0 New England Maine Clapper202012 New EnglandVT/NHGraves1520150; one planned for 2012 New England MA/RI Graves202012 0 New England MA/RI Clapper202013 New England MA/RI Nanking10N/A New EnglandConnecticutClapper1720140 North Central PA/NJ Clapper202002 2; Waynesboro Watershed; Chestnut Ridge 2010; 2011 North Central PA/NJ Graves202011 North Central PA/NJ Other42N/A North CentralNew YorkTransgenicsN/A North CentralIndianaClapper2020081; Hoosier National Forest2011 North CentralOhioNanking4N/A0 Mid Atlantic Virginia Graves222015 1: Big Island, VA2011 Mid Atlantic Virginia Nanking8N/A Mid Atlantic Maryland Musick112014 0 Mid Atlantic Maryland Clapper312014 Mid AtlanticWest VirginiaN/A 1; Mead WestVaco, Rupert, WV2011 SouthAlabamaClapper1420140 SouthGeorgiaGraves1120140 SouthKentuckyGraves1420140 South Carolinas Clapper202012 1; Asheville, NC 2010 South Carolinas Graves62017 South Tennessee Clapper182013 0 TACF --- 3 (more?); Cherokee NF (NC); Daniel Boone NF (KY); Jefferson NF (VA) 2008/ 2009 / 2010
Y OU A LL W ORK H ARD, L ET S T OOT S OME H ORNS ! C HAPTER S UCCESSES
New England ME - Completed selection and roguing of 10 lines of BC3 trees VT/NH - Participated in 10 different outreach events – shows/festivals/demos/presentations MA/RI - Identified and began to prepare 2 seed orchard sites CT - Held a very successful Annual Meeting at Yale University and has pursued GIS research with Uconn ME and MA/RI also held their first big Restoration Branch events
North Central IN – Planted progeny test on Hoosier NF. Started grafted American orchard NY – Planted 4 locations with transgenic material as part of regulation and regional trials. OH – Continued planting on strip mines and established demo and breeding orchards. Using Learning boxes at talks and outreach events. PA/NJ – Restoration branch at Raystown Lake. Grant to put together 10 Learning Boxes.
Mid-Atlantic MD – TACFs adoption of the American chestnut learning box as a product of TACF for sale, Establishing a partnership with GenOn, Inc. VA – Hosted A Sylvan Affair Chestnut Gala in spring of 2011. WV – Establishment of first public progeny test planting involving local volunteers
Southern Appalachians AL – Strengthened partnerships with current orgs and gained new ones with demo and ceremonial plantings. Working toward a MS Chapter GA – Restoration Branch events and new demo orchards with new partners CC – Restoration Branch event at Cataloochie Ranch TN – Completing first B3F2 lines KY – ARRI plantings, SAF meeting on chestnut and a $10K grant from the USFS!
I T S NOT EASY, S AVING T REES … C HAPTER C HALLENGES
Not enough active participants to handle the increasing workload. This is a VERY common issue among our chapters! We Need More Help!
Current Leadership has been in place for over five years and has not been able to cultivate replacements. How have others approached succession of leadership and continuity? Leadership
…or lack thereof!!! Many of our chapters have struggled to maintain current and organized records of all the breeding work they do. Data Standardization We hope the new TreesDB will help!
We had a few additional challenges to deal with during the 2011 field season: Ambrosia Beetle Wet year in 2011= Pythium! Breeding Challenges