Passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata)
Click here to link to the listing information for a 2.18 acre lot on Lake Tamarack in Bent Tree. The asking price is $134,900.
The 3 bed, 3½ bath home at 375 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree hit the market last week with an asking price of $435,000. Click here to link to the listing information.
The asking price for the 4 bedroom, 4½ bath home at 371 Thunder Ridge is $575,000. Click here to link to the listing information.
The move-in ready cabin at 330 Little Hendricks Mountain Circle in Bent Tree is perfect for full-time living or a weekender getaway home. Click here to link to the listing information. The asking price is $184,900.
For some time, there has been interest in having a long distance hiking trail in Bent Tree, of a more rugged nature than the existing community trails. Bent Tree has a large greenbelt area that seems perfect for such a trail. The plan is to begin with a ¾ mile trail from Bella Vista to a waterfall, then add spurs in different directions. The Lake and Wildlife Committee would handle the responsibility of blazing and maintaining the trail, and would also pay for any costs (which should be minimal). This proposal made me think about the BTCI 20/20 Ad Hoc Committee. I looked back at the 20/20 information and, interestingly enough, their kickoff meeting was held nine years ago today (May 23, 2008). A long distance trail was one of the recommendations in their 2009 “interim report”.
The home at 1650 Little Hendricks Road in Bent Tree has 5 fireplaces, an elevator, a gourmet kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a recreation room, an exercise room, a media room, an office, 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths, great outdoor living spaces, and long range views. Wow!
Click here to link to the listing information. The asking price is $799,000.
A barred owl had some sort of prey just off the road in the underbrush. We were driving by in a golf cart and must have startled the owl, and it startled us as it flew from the ground to a tree. We stopped and watched it for a few minutes, until it seemed to get a little annoyed and started moving from tree to tree, getting closer to us (and its prey). We moved along so it could get back to its meal.
One of the topics for discussion for today’s (May 16) Board Work Session is “Pine Beetles”. The effects of the drought on both hardwoods and pine trees in our area will show up in the short-term and over the long-term. Drought stressed pines in Georgia are susceptible to several types of pine beetles, including the Engraver Bark Beetle which is infesting forests in our state (especially in the Piedmont and Mountain regions). Click here for some historical information (1972-2007) about “Georgia’s Most Destructive Forest Pest”, the Southern Pine Beetle. 1979 was a really bad year.