The Rock and Roll Forester

Chuck Leavell is used to getting applause. After all, as the keyboard player with the Rolling Stones on the Voodoo Lounge world tour, he performs in front of cheering throngs every night. But last april Leavell made another group stand up and cheer – The National Arbor Day Foundation. When he’s not sharing the stage with the Stones, Eric Clapton, or The Allman Brothers, Leavell can be found on his 1,500 acre tree plantation in Twiggs County near Macon, Georgia. He takes such good care of his trees that the Foundation gave him its 1995 Good Steward Award.