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.
Phone 706 273.3100
Fax 706 273.3201
After Hours Emergencies
Water and Gate Systems
(leave name, phone number and brief message)
25 Blackberry Mountain Drive #8101
Ellijay, GA 30536
Bylaws & CCRs
Rich Baker, Secretary
Member at Large
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.
|October Road Clean-Up
Workers and tree-cuting equipment will be on the roads throughout the month. Please use caution when driving and walking. SLOW DOWN.
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Closing for the purchase of the 13 parcels/18 acre tract bounded by Blackberry Mountain Drive, Indian Cave Road and Pheasant Run Lane occurred on April 6, 2017. This purchase by Blackberry Mountain Association fulfills a commitment made to its members in 1995. This action prevents the development of the tract into 13 small acreage home lots and the resulting negative impact on the Association's infrastructure, roads, water supplies and residents’ property values. This was Blackberry's last developer-owned tract, and its purchase means that Association members now have control of the entirety of Blackberry Mountain. At the same time, it preserves the tract as a natural, wooded green space, wildlife habitat and a valuable asset to Blackberry residents.
The 18 acre tract was purchased for $130,000. $49,000 from the Association's reserve account was used as a down payment, and the balance has been financed. The down payment and monthly payments will NOT necessitate the need for either a special assessment or an increase in quarterly assessments.
The 18 acres will remain as open green space and part of the Association's common areas.
This is a tremendous achievement. For the first time since the development's origin in 1981, Association members now have ownership of all of Blackberry Mountain.
|Building on the colonial America concept of town watch, Community Watch is simply an organized group of neighbors committed to vandalism and crime detection and prevention - NOT intervention.
Communication is a key element of this program, and technology can be a useful communication tool. If interested, check out and join the Blackberry Mountain Next Door Community.
Annual Meeting 2016
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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
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
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
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
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
The treatment program has been funded through
association dues and will be paid over a 3 year
The hemlocks have been treated with
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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Design Committee Forms
Tree and Plant Removal
New Construction and Remodeling
Exterior Finishes Palette
Native Plant Guide
November 17, 2017
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.
Septic System Info
Environmental Safety Department
Gilmer Co Courthouse
M-F 8-9 am & 1-2 pm
What You Can Do Now To Protect
• 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