The Woodlands of Hedgerow Farm
Woodlands of Hedgerow Farm are comprised of oak, hickory, beech, persimmon, pine, and the promiscuous sweet gum trees.  Once there was a chestnut corner described in an early deed of the land.  A few large oak trees less than two hundred years old are bittersweet reminders of William Bartram’s description of a piedmont forest in Georgia in the 1770’s.

“Leaving the pleasant town of Wrightsborough we continue eight or nine miles through a fertile plain and high forest…we entered an extensive fertile plain…shaded by trees of vast growth.  The scene opens and discloses to view the most magnificent forest I had ever seen.  Thinly planted by nature, with the most stately forest trees, such as the gigantic black oak…to keep within the bounds of truth and credibility, in describing the magnitude and grandeur of these trees would fail, I fear…and yet I think I can assert that many of the black oaks measured eight, nine, ten, and eleven feet diameter five feet above the ground…as we measured several that were thirty feet girth…”

Bartram’s ride through this magnificent forest continued for seven miles.  Incredible indeed.

Athens artist Philip Juras’ Landscapes inspired by Bartram’s Travels

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