Group raises $10.8M to buy old growth forest


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Friends of Warner Parks has raised the
$10.8 million it needed to purchase 324 acres of rare, old growth
forest in southwest Davidson County.
Conservationists say no logging or even selective cutting has
taken place on the land for centuries - if ever. It boasts massive
trees, some over 300 years old, and an impressive diversity of
native species.
The Hill Tract was named for Nashville grocery store owner H.G.
Hill Sr., who bought the property around 1900, put a farm at one
end and protected the rest.
The Tennessean reports the nonprofit Friends of Warner Parks
announced reaching its fundraising goal on Tuesday. It plans to
turn the land over to Metro Nashville and allow the city to develop
a plan for its use.