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Generations of Tree Farming

Bladen County, NC

Albert Shaw is a sixth generation tree farmer. The land has been in the Shaw family for more than one hundred years.

Wildwood Farm, as it is known today, is a 587-acre mosaic of landscapes, with loblolly and longleaf pine, row crops, pasture land, a pecan orchard and more than 200 acres of natural pine and mixed hardwood. Albert Shaw has planted 2.5 million seedlings since 1967. The numbers add up to a lifetime of forest stewardship, made possible because growing trees can turn a small profit and transform a love of the land into a livelihood.

Generations of Tree Farming

Gifford, SC

Meet three generations of the Hannas as they welcome you into the community that has been home to their family for more than a century. Harry Hanna’s grandfather started buying land in the Low Country in 1890. A century later, the Hanna family now owns nearly 20,000 acres, the vast majority of which is still as forested as the day the first Hanna laid eyes on it.

Managing the land for profit has kept development at bay. Growing and harvesting trees generates revenue for landowners, creating a financial incentive to maintain the natural fortress against the slow march of development.

Generations of Tree Farming

Hamilton, AL

Nelson Vinson bought his first piece of earth in the 1940s. In the sixty-three years since that first purchase, Nelson acquired more than 4,000 acres. It was 1956 when Nelson first starting farming trees. He bought 127 acres and planted 1,000 trees per acre without losing many seedlings.

For Nelson, the land is a great investment. His land is managed to generate an income, so the value continues to grow even as the family earns a living from it. He knows that when you take care of the land, the land will take care of you and your family.

Generations of Tree Farming

Selma, AL

Lee Youngblood has a passion for the land – a life-long love of nature and wildlife that he instilled in his children and grandchildren. The Youngblood family property in rural Alabama is a mosaic of forests and flatland.

Mixed hardwood stands run alongside tracts of pine seedlings just a few years in the ground. Clusters of white oak and cherry bark oak stand side-by-side with great swathes of Alabama pine. For four generations, land has provided financial security for the Youngbloods. Because of their care for the land, it will remain a natural legacy for generations to come.