TACFS

AcronymDefinition
TACFSTexas Alliance of Child and Family Services
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A nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the American chestnut to its native eastern forests, TACF's work has been a painstaking effort that involved crossing the tall American chestnuts with the much shorter, blight-resistant Chinese chestnuts, planting them and waiting for the seedlings to grow--a time frame of 6 to 7 years.
Fred Hebard, TACF's staff pathologist, said they won't know for certain that the trees are a "success," that is, close to the original American chestnuts, for roughly 50 years, the time it takes for a chestnut tree to grow to 100 feet.
While most of the other species have lived long, healthy lives, some 40 billion American chestnut trees were art but decimated by a fungus believed to have been brought into the United States in the late 1800s on exotic plants and trees, according to TACF.