The Chestnut Tree Planting Project


Last January, we were fortunate to receive eleven American chestnut tree saplings. All eleven were planted on the Albright Scout Reservation in southern Chesterfield County. These saplings were planted by volunteers from the ASR and Troop 1807 from the Bon Air Presbyterian Church.

We now have a second opportunity. This time it is to plant twenty chestnut seeds. The District has taken soil samples from Camp T. Brady Saunders and four state parks including Pocahontas, Powhatan, Bear Creek Lake, and James River. All of the planting areas have been approved! Now we need Scout units who would like the opportunity to help reforest the Eastern United States forests with the American chestnut trees. This is an opportunity to create a legacy for your scout unit and to provide an opportunity to camp near your tree(s) several times a year to make sure your plantings are doing well.

If you would like the opportunity to create a lasting legacy for your unit and the challenge of planting and maintaining the trees plus the opportunity to camp on a periodic basis, please come to the Round Table meeting on Thursday, the 6th, and grab this opportunity before it slips away to another unit!

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