The Mountain has taken important steps in preserving the unique environment and ecosystem around it. In 2008, the property was placed in a conservation easement with the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. As a result of the conservation easement, The Mountain’s property is preserved in perpetuity.
The Mountain is home to the last stand of ancient and wind-sheared white oak trees in the world. Core sampling by researchers at Clemson University yielded ages up to 313 years. Some of the rare plant species on the property include Hartweg’s Locust, Shale-barren Blazing Star and Biltmore Sedge. The wealth of species is a result of Highlands’s mountainous location, high rainfall, high altitude and lack of industrial developments.
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P.O. Box 1299
3872 Dillard Road,
Highlands, NC 28741