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Joint Lecture at Haverford: The American Chestnut
Haverford College-Sharpless Hall
Ardmore, PA 19003
Sunday, October 03, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Lecture: The American Chestnut with Mike Aucott

This event is a partnership between the Hardy Plant Society, Haverford College Arboretum, and the Henry Foundation. It is a public free event but registration will be required. This event may be virtual or live. 

More details to follow.

Mike Aucott is a retired research scientist for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection who has been hooked on chestnut trees since the 5th grade. He is currently coordinating the management of 20 orchards, totaling over 5000 second-generation hybrid chestnut trees as part of an American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) breeding program. He is also a member of the Hopewell Environmental Commission and has helped organize plantings of over 250 American chestnuts in Hopewell Township.


HPS/MAG COVID-19 PRACTICES AND POLICIES: All HPS/MAG In-Person Events are subject to COVID "Stop the Spread" measures. Masks are mandatory and 6 foot social distancing will be followed. These practices and policies remain in effect into 2021 per CDC guidelines. Vaccinations have commenced!

Additionally, every registrant must sign a Coronavirus Waiver prior to attending any event. Click here for the waiver. If possible, please download a copy of the waiver, sign it and bring it with you to the event. The event coordinator will have extra copies available for registrants that need them.

Contact: Janet Caputo at [email protected]