Restoring a Hardwood Legend

Posted Dec 02, 2010 by Banks Staff

As a benefit of our ongoing sponsorship of the American Chestnut Foundation, we received six American Chestnut seeds this spring. Those seeds were planted the beginning of April in our tree farm located at our White Pigeon, Michigan facility. They have sprouted and are being attended to in the hope they will become keystone members of our American hardwood tree farm.

The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is an organization dedicated to restoring the great American Chestnut as a viable, productive hardwood species. This species was once one of the most important and dominant species in the eastern United States. It was known for its decay resistance, beauty and excellent millwork qualities.

Banks Hardwoods proudly supports TACF and we encourage others to do the same. With much support and hard work, it’s only a matter of time before the Chestnut will once again grace the American landscape. For more information, visit or call 802-447-0110.