BLACKBERRY MOUNTAIN
ASSOCIATION

Blackberry Mountain is a private, gated, deed restricted community. Properties for sale may be viewed when accompanied by real estate agents and property owners only.

MANAGER
Becki Taylor

Phone 706 273.3100
Fax 706 273.3201

After Hours Emergencies
Water and Gate Systems
(leave name, phone number and brief message)
706 889-8179


MAILING ADDRESS
Blackberry Mountain Association
25 Blackberry Mountain Drive #8101
Ellijay, GA 30536

ASSOCIATION HANDBOOK
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Galusha, President
 
Dave Teffeteller, Vice President
Carolyn Sewell, Treasurer
Rich Baker, Secretary
Dolly Vantrepotte, Ass't Secretary

DESIGN COMMITTEE
Barbara Dunson
Jennifer Fontenot
Seth Hegert
Dave Teffeteller


To protect the privacy of Blackberry Mountain Association members, the membership directory is not available to the public. Contact the association office to obtain a copy of the directory.

 

 

 

 


 



 

Annual Meeting
This year's annual meeting will be held on Saturday, December 6, at the Gilmer Arts building located at 207 Dalton Street in downtown Ellijay. The doors will open at 9am and the meeting will begin at 9:30am.
 


BEAR ALERT!
Bears are present in Blackberry. Please do not leave any food out (bird feeders, deer, pet food or garbage). Bears have a very keen sense of smell, it is dangerous for the bear and for residents by luring bears away from their natural food sources and dissolving the bear’s natural fear of humans. Removing the food source to bears is a critical step in resolving bear/human conflict. It may take a few days for the bear to learn that it is no longer going to be provided with a free and easy meal; once he does he will move on to another area. There have been no recorded bear attacks on humans in Georgia, but it is important to remember that while it may be exciting to see a bear – they are wild animals. You should never approach a bear. Keep your pets under close watch as we have also had coyotes in the area and they are known to attack small animals.


Hemlock Blight

Unrelated to the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid infestation, but due to the wet, humid summer, some of Blackberry’s hemlocks, particularly those in dense clusters along the river, have become infected with a needle and twig blight, rosellinia fungus. During the fall and winter, the fungal spores are dormant, but dead and dropping needles indicate their presence. It is unknown what effect the coming winter weather will have on the blight.
In past years, an application of a combination of fungicides has produced moderate control. Since all of the spores must be covered with the chemical application to disrupt the fungal life cycle, the treatment can be expensive, and unfortunately, is not guaranteed to be 100% effective at this time.
The ideal time to treat for this needle blight is early summer. For now, if the hemlocks on your property are showing signs of the fungus (dead and dropped needles), it is recommended that you remove and dispose of the infected branches.


Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Treatment Program

Blackberry's Hemlocks are under attack by the invasive Woolly Adelgid. All of the hemlocks were treated in the early summer of 2012. However, you may continue to see the insects' white, cottony egg sacs for some time.
The larger trees will be re-reated in 2013 as well.
The treatment program has been funded through association dues and will be paid over a 3 year period.
The hemlocks have been treated with soil-injected imidacloprid.
Imidacloprid can take from 6 weeks to 12 months or longer to become effective depending on the size of the tree, and it might take several years to achieve complete control and show new growth, particularly in large diameter trees.
Improvement on infested hemlocks means a lessening of the infestation, very little reinfestation (new bright white egg sacs) the following spring, improved foliage color and density, and new growth on the branch tips.
Small trees take up the solution and disperse it throughout the entire tree in a matter of months, and normally show improvement between 6 and 12 months. This process takes longer for larger trees, sometimes as long as 12 -18 months. Since the lower limbs are the last part to receive the benefit of treatment, they are usually the last ones to show improvement.


 

 
 

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NOTICES

SEPTIC SYSTEM INFO
Environmental Safety Department
Gilmer Co Courthouse
706 635-6050
M-F 8-9 am & 1-2 pm


ANNUALMEETING
December 6,  2014
9:30 am


Board meetings are normally held the third Friday of each month
but are subject to change.

Contact the office to obtain information about attending a meeting or having an item placed on the agenda.

MINUTES
Email your request to receive the BMA Board of Directors' Monthly Meeting Approved Minutes.


DESIGN COMMITTEE FORMS

Tree and Plant Removal
New Construction and Remodeling


RENTER INFORMATION
FORM


1983
Blackberry Mountain Sales Brochure

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What You Can Do Now To Protect Your Hemlocks

• Keep your hemlocks     healthy
• Don’t encourage birds to feed or roost in your hemlocks
• Don’t feed deer and    other wildlife on your property
• Don’t transplant         hemlocks
• Don’t plant nursery-grown hemlocks into your landscape

Notify your facilitator if you find HWA on your hemlocks



Read about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Blackberry


Download a copy of the Gilmer County Animal Control Ordinance