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Chuck Leavell

Chuck Leavell’s piano and keyboard has been heard alongside Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler, Martina McBride, John Mayer, and many other prominent artists. He has also authored four books, most recently Growing a Better America (Mercer, 2011), which explores smart growth. A conservationist, sustainable development advocate, and tech entrepreneur, Leavell and his wife live on their award-winning tree farm, Charlane Plantation, in Bullard, Georgia.


Photo by Andrew Kornylak

Forty Acres and a Year

Fall 2012 | Essays

Even with the challenge of below normal rainfall, spring turned out to be a beautiful time of year at Charlane Plantation. While the drought continues, the good news is that we have had rain at critical times, which for the most part has kept the woods green and beautiful—and the wildlife happy and healthy.

Forty Acres and a Year

Summer 2012 | Essays

A new column from one of America’s top tree farmers—who also happens to be keyboardist for Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Rolling Stones