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Vol. 3 | No. 3 | June/July 2010   


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Boston Tractor Donates New John Deere Tractor to Land Management Program

The Tall Timbers Land Management Program is responsible for managing the 4,000 acre Tall Timbers property in a natural and open park-like condition. Annual mowing, disking, chopping, feeding and of course burning of the woods require constant attention from Land Management staff Eric Staller and Jerome Golden. Their hard work in the woods allows for the optimal conditions from which our research scientists can conduct their long term studies.

Land Manager Eric Staller with new tractor donated by Boston Tractor

Obviously, good equipment is paramount to their ability to maintain the woods for optimum wildlife habitat. The crew spends a significant portion of their time working from specially modified woods tractors to get their work done effectively and efficiently. Aging equipment has kept Eric and Jerome busier with costly repairs in order to keep up with increasing demands in the woods. With belt tightened budgets and a careful eye on spending, the Tall Timbers Land Management Department held out little hope of securing a much needed new tractor for 2010. Thankfully, James Groover and our good friends at Boston Tractor came to the rescue!

Boston Tractor,  located in nearby Boston, Georgia, recently donated a lease of a new John Deere 7130 woods tractor to Tall Timbers for the next three years. Boston Tractor is one of the largest John Deere dealers in the southeast and a great friend to countless farmers, land owners and plantations in the region. Their donation of a one-year lease of a John Deere 7130 woods tractor will save the Land Management department over $15,000 in 2010!

Please join us in thanking James Groover and all of the good folks at Boston Tractor. Their continued partnership with Tall Timbers and their excellent service to the plantation community is greatly appreciated. Visit Boston Tractor for all your agricultural and consumer equipment needs at and please make sure to thank them for their generous support of Tall Timbers.

The mission of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation and education.