Join us on Wednesday, October 30th as we lend a hand to our partners at Camcore. We will be helping out at the research facility near Waynesville, NC. Activities could include replacing shadecloth with overwinter plastic, inventorying and arranging hemlock seedlings, culling out dead plants, and some basic weeding of pots. Volunteers will also get a tour of the facility by researcher Andy Wittier and learn about their efforts to restore hemlocks.

Camcore is a non-profit, international tree breeding organization based at NCSU. Its work focuses on maintaining a broad genetic base of tree species, many of which are especially suited to plantation forestry as well as several threatened conifers native to the southern US, including the eastern and Carolina hemlock. Our volunteer work day with Camcore helps to educate the public about the plight of hemlocks and the work Camcore is doing to save them, as well as lending many hands to Camcore staff on some larger projects.

The work day will be from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, NC. To register, please fill out our volunteer sign up form by Tuesday, October 22nd. More information about the meeting location and what to bring will be provided after registering.

To learn more about Camcore please visit their website:https://camcore.cnr.ncsu.edu