Backcross Chestnut Orchard at Cataloochee Ranch
This backcross orchard, a joint project with the American Chestnut Foundation, is part of an extensive effort to restore the American chestnut to our eastern woodlands. Guided & self-guided tours. Open May-Nov and other seasonal hours. Call for specific tour information.
“…this orchard, in many ways tells the story of the century-long battle to return this beautiful tree to our forests.” – Dr. Paul Sisco