We have the responsibility to finish what we start. This project was started on a previous forum but we will use this thread to accumulate our count of trees in the ground with green leaves (alive). Also, I will use this thread to line up orders for anyone that wishes to grow Chinese Chestnuts in containers or direct seed. One change is the US Post Office had a rate increase. In the past I spent a great deal of time maintaining contact with first time growers. That is still important to me - helping people be successful is part of this project. We have distributed to 26 states already in 2014 and 2015. I am looking for a person (s) from Maryland for this coming fall. That is the one state that eluded me in the past. Regarding us counting trees - we will begin after Thanksgiving. Do I believe we reach 1,000 trees? Yes, I do. My questions is how much higher will we go. The strength of this project is the people that participate. One of my side goals personally on this project is to getting Chinese Chestnuts from Portland TN in all 95 counties in my state. Out of the 95 I have already got seedlings in 48 of those counties. We will bump that number higher in September when temperatures cool off some. If you want chestnuts shipped to you in Sept or Oct of this year, please send me a message. I have my 2016 Distribution List started. You can send me a conversation on this forum or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for reading this thread! Most of all thanks to all that have participated in this project. Part of last fall's collection.