The North Carolina Longleaf Coalition recognized Ed Mar Farms, LLC. for their recent induction to the North Carolina Longleaf Honor Roll. This prestigious award was presented to Elise and Tracey McInnis, Chris Marion and Catherine Edwards, owners of Ed Mar Farms, for their efforts managing longleaf pine on their 953-acre farm in Moore County.
To be eligible for the Longleaf Honor Roll, Ed Mar Farms demonstrated active forest management, including regular prescribed burning and minimizing pine straw raking, as well as following other recommendations in their forest management plan. Ed Mar Farms retains consulting forester, David Halley of True North Forest Management Services, and has invested in an updated comprehensive Forest Stewardship Plan that outlines strategies to keep their lands as a working forest that is beautiful and provides benefits to wildlife.