In partnership with the Bethel Rural Community Organization, HRI will be giving a hemlock chemical treatment workshop on Saturday, November 9th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Lake Logan Conference Center outside of Waynesville, NC (see map). We will meet at Celebration Hall at 9 a.m.

We will use the trees present on the property to demonstrate and explain a variety of methods to treat hemlocks available to all landowners in North Carolina. This day-long workshop is intended to give participants some hands-on practice with assessing and chemically treating hemlock trees. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge about managing trees on their own properties.

Topics will include:
  • How to identify hemlock woolly adelgid and assess tree health
  • Easy and affordable DIY treatment methods
  • Hemlock management in forested vs. landscape settings
  • When to seek professional help

Participants should be prepared to “get their hands dirty” treating trees. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. Safety glasses are optional. Disposable gloves and all other equipment will be provided. Terrain may be uneven and rocky. We won’t be traveling far on foot, but we may be off-trail. Please bring a lunch, snacks, and water.

Those with a North Carolina pesticide applicator license can also receive 4.5 credits in categories D, G, L, N, or X.

We ask that participants plan to attend for the entire time to ensure that everyone receives complete information.

Registration for the workshop is requested by 10/25/19. To register, visit SaveHemlocksNC.org/registration. Registration is free. For questions, email info@savehemlocksnc.org or call the HRI office at (828) 252-4783.

Directions to Lake Logan Conference Center, Celebration Hall (please be aware, you will not be able to get a cell phone signal at Lake Logan): On Hwy 276 between Waynesville and Bethel, turn south onto Lake Logan Road and continue 5.9 miles until you reach the south end of Lake Logan right before the road turns right to cross the bridge (do NOT cross the bridge).  Bear left into the Lake Logan Conference Center property and turn right on Boojum’s Trail to proceed to Celebration Hall.  For more information on the Center, visit www.lakelogan.org.