April 27 2023 Blog Environment
The farm hosts an American Chestnut Forest (an extinct historic plant community). There’s a hardwood forest, too, and Southern Hemlock—a species threatened by pests across the U.S. and threatened on Coal Creek a few years back, though a management solution was applied. There is shortleaf pine on the farm and a White Pine forest, too. While the farm was clearcut for years, a combination of new and old management techniques is bringing back both wet and dry habitats. The riparian thickets growing along the waterways provide both habitat and shoreline stabilization.