by Crystal Cockman
The LandTrust for Central NC has a couple of interesting opportunities to get involved coming up this fall and winter. We have two sites where we will be restoring and enhancing native forest communities to the benefit of water quality and wildlife habitat. If you’re interested in learning more about restoring longleaf pine forests or establishing a hardwood forest, this is the opportunity for you.
The first project is located in Montgomery County. This project has long been a vision of the donor as well as a vision from the staff and board of The LandTrust. Jerald Saunders donated the property to us back in 2014, and he has a strong connection to this family land. Recently The LandTrust has been able to begin the process of converting the mixed hardwood/pine site back to its native state of Piedmont Longleaf pine. There are many historic longleaf stumps found on the property with the classic cat-facing, where they scraped the tree to encourage the sap to flow. [Read more…]