Fourth Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2017

Time:
9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time

Location: Arboretum of Interstate Packaging Company, White Bluff, Dickson County (See maps below)

Time: Note that all times are Central Daylight Time

Program:

9:15--10:00: Welcome and Registration

10:00: Prospective mother trees on the Highland Rim and in West Tennessee -- Joe Schibig, Volunteer State C.C.

10:45: Discussion of 2017 Pollination Schedule

11:15: Chapter Elections and Business Meeting

12:00: Lunch Provided

12:45: Orchard Management -- Sam McInturff, Greenback, TN

1:30: Collecting local strains of virus-containing blight fungus -- Lisa Worthen, UT-Chattanooga

2:15: Tour Chestnut plantings at Interstate Packaging Company

2:45-4:00: Additional Tour of Arboretum Grounds and Greenhouse

Directions:

From Nashville: Take I-40 West to Exit 192 (McCrory Lane). Turn right onto McCrory Lane, which takes you to Highway 70. Turn left onto Highway 70. It is approximately 15 miles to White Bluff. Turn right onto Highway 47 North at the second stop light in White Bluff (in front of McDonald's). Interstate Packaging is approximately one mile on the left. Turn into the first entrance to Interstate Packaging. The second entrance will be locked.

From Memphis: Take I-40 East to Exit 172 (Centerville / Dickson) - just past a rest area. Turn right onto Highway 46 North. which will take you to Highway 70 East. Turn right beside Eckerd Drugs. Then it is approximately 15 miles into White Bluff. Turn left onto Highway 47 North at the first stop light in White Bluff (beside McDonald's). Interstate Packaging is one mile on the left. Turn into the first entrance to Interstate Packaging. The second entrance will be locked.