On episode 5 of the Land of Legacy series, you’ll meet Annie Ruth Jones, a new SC Tree Farmer whose roots in the land run deep, as her family’s heritage stays strong.
Annie Ruth Jones is much more than a new SC Tree Farmer; she’s a beacon of light for her family and other African American landowners who have struggled for more than 100 years to keep what land they could in their families. With newly discovered and trusted advisors, Annie found the help she needed and the hope she deserved for growing her family’s 125 acres of woodlands while maintaining her family’s heritage in Sellers, South Carolina. You’ll hear the passion and pride in her voice as she talks about memories of her family, especially her father, and how he enticed Annie to stay on the farm and continue his legacy for years to come. She credits the professionals like Kenneth Dunn, David Bourgeois and Sam Cook from the Center for Heirs Property Preservation for introducing her to the possibilities and the many options for making the most of her family forest. Not only that, they helped her achieve rare recognition as a Certified Tree Farm. As a result, everyone now knows these forests are in good hands for the future.
While she might not love all the creepy crawly creatures that roam the forest floor, Annie loves the trees that shelter them and guards the growth of those same trees with fierce determination and pride for her family and their future.
Listen now, and share this series with others, who – like our SC Tree Farmers – love the land and put the family in family forestry!
Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation :
Estate and Succession Planning:
US Forest Service
American Forest Foundation
Bedding Your Trees and Site Prep:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
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