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“Discovering this idyllic place, we find ourselves filled with a yearning to linger here, where time stands still and beauty overwhelms.”

—Anonymous

What the Experts Say

The Hill Tract has generated a lot of excitement in the Nashville and Tennessee conservation community. Here’s what they say.

“The old-growth forest on the Hill Tract makes it essential that the Warner Parks acquire this property. The acquisition will allow the old-growth portions of the forest to be designated as a state natural area, preserved for generations to come.” MORE

Metro Tree Advisory Committee

“This tract contains irreplaceable and unique natural features that should be preserved for the use and enjoyment of the public for generations to come. It will be lost forever if the acquisition does not occur. The uniqueness and grandeur of the H. G. Hill tract cannot be overemphasized.” MORE

Metro Parks Greenways Commission

“It is a challenge but one that must be taken so that our grandchildren and their children will have the rare experience of walking through an old-growth forest with trees more than three centuries old.” MORE

Nashville Tree Foundation

“The maintenance of this land tract as a component of Nashville’s urban forest will provide priceless community value.” MORE

Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

“The ridge and slope forests here are perhaps the best examples of any comparable forest types found in Middle Tennessee.” MORE

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

“It is extremely rate to find a forested tract of this age, variety, and quality in any location in Tennessee, and particularly in this urban setting.” MORE

The Nature Conservancy

“It is unusual to find forests in this condition, even on National Forests, Wildlife Refuges, and National Parks. A harvest will ring a bell that can’t be unrung.” MORE

Jefffery L. Cooper Forester Inc.

Other Endorsements:
Land Trust for Tennessee • Tennessee Ornithological Society • Sierra Club