American Chestnut Foundation announces new print
August 4, 2023 | 10:55 am CDT
Bluejay print for chestnuts

This Blue Jay print is being sold to benefit the American Chestnut Foundation and its efforts to bring back chestnut trees to the eastern United States.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The American Chestnut Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to returning American chesnut trees to forests in the eastern U.S., announced a new print available for purchase. 

Maine Chapter President Mark McCollough painted a piece inspired by naturalist Bernd Heinrich’s observations. The “Blue Jay & Chestnut Print” shows Heinnrich’s viewing of blue jays harvesting American chestnuts throughout his woodlot in western Maine. 

All proceeds from the print will go toward The American Chestnut Foundation’s conservation programs. A total of 350 prints are available and sales end on November 15. To purchase prints go to the American Chestnut Foundation online store.

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