2021 Vision for DLC: A conversation with Executive Director Dave Cable

When did you first become aware of the importance of land conservation? It was during and following college and graduate school in New England. My first exposure was in the late 1970s, working for a program in Maine to identify geologically significant waterfalls. I experienced first-hand the powerful impact of land conservation on communities, people,

Arbor Day at Abersham Park

A chilly first day of spring welcomed over 40 enthusiastic volunteers ready to plant 60 trees at Abersham Park in Davidson to celebrate Arbor Day. TreesDavidson, a program of Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC), co-hosted this community tree planting event with the Town of Davidson. This was the first TreesDavidson event of the 2021 planting season. Volunteers

The Importance of Local Conservation

Ethan Landen, a senior biology major at Davidson who has served as DLC’s Roy Alexander Intern, offers this summary of his ongoing research on conservation issues in Davidson and the North Carolina Piedmont. As the world population grows, there is more pressure to develop greater land for housing, agriculture, and businesses. The Southern Piedmont, ranging

Gifts from the Urban Forest

by Dave Cable “The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” -Rabindranath Tagore, a poet, musician, artist and Nobel Prize recipient from the India. The fact you are reading this means you are probably already a

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