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Rolling Stones keyboardist grows rock-inspired orchid

What do rock stars do when they are not on tour? They grow plants, of course. And so it is with the Rolling Stones’ longtime keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who has been with the band for 35 years. Not only does he maintain an award-winning sustainable 2,500 acre tree farm in Georgia with his artist wife, [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What do Oregon, the Head of the American Hiking Society and the Keyboardist of the Rolling Stones Have in Common?

Trees are not silent partners. This Saturday, longtime touring keyboardist of rock-'n'-roll icons the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd Chuck Leavell, and Bruce Ward, former president of the American Hiking Society, are bringing awareness to Oregon's woods in their new anthology docuseries, America's Forests. "A mutual friend, Bob Williams, a forester from New Jersey, introduced [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If Trees Could Talk… or Sing

By Connie Veates, Trees Atlanta I’ve often wondered about the stories that trees could tell us as they stand sentry for decades observing events and people from one single vantage point. I am especially curious about Atlanta’s Champion trees….those trees that are among the oldest and largest in our city. As I was recently perusing [...]

By |April 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell talks touring and coming home to Georgia

On an early May afternoon, Chuck Leavell was preparing to sound check at Eddie’s Attic, where that night he would play a benefit concert for Westchester Elementary School in Decatur, which his grandsons Miles and Rocco attend. Leavell was helping the school raise funds for musical instruments and field trips to explore music and nature [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legacy Landowners: Rose Lane & Chuck Leavell | Charlane Plantation

For three decades, this Georgia couple has practiced what they preached on their cherished plantation, sharing the gospel of stewardship with those they welcome onto their land and the many they meet on their global sojourns. The Land Report is proud to honor Rose Lane and Chuck Leavell as our 2013 Legacy Landowners. Our 2013 [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keyboardist Chuck Leavell discusses life as tree farmer, ecologist

Chuck Leavell’s garden back home in Georgia has it all. Well, almost. “Tomatoes — a variety: Big Boys, Best Boys, heirlooms — sweet corn, various squashes, cucumbers, peppers — we love peppers, we love spicy things — yellow and green bell peppers, okra,” Leavell says. No onions? “Well, Vidalias come from down there, near us. [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments