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.
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association office to obtain a copy of the directory.
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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
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
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
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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Environmental Safety Department
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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