Here at TLC we love oaks, and every once in a while we find one that absolutely captures our hearts and our imaginations. Usually it's an ancient white or bur, with limbs so wide and open grown that they almost touch the ground. When we moved our location to Hennen Conservation Area, we were lucky to have one of these massive, gnarly bur oaks right in front of the office.
For landowners, donating a conservation easement is a way to protect places they love. It's also a major financial decision. When landowners donate a conservation easement, they give up part of the value of their property. Tax incentives offset some of that loss in property value, making conservation a viable option for more landowners.
Encourage others, save the monarchs and oaks...can one homeowner do these things? YES! The Land Conservancy's Conservation@Home (C@H) program brings together the stories of local homeowners turned environmental champions, such as the Dieckhoff family and their desire to educate others about the benefits of sustainable living.
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