Photo Credit: Margot Wallston

Eastern hemlocks line Sandy Mush Creek on the Buncombe-Madison county line

Join MountainTrue and the Hemlock Restoration Initiative as we treat hemlock trees on public lands.

MountainTrue_logoRecent spring rains are moistening the soil in preparation for a couple of rewarding days of hemlock treatment along tributaries that feed the French Broad River. Hemlock trees are especially important near streams and creeks as they stabilize stream banks, regulate water flows, and provide shade to keep stream temperatures cool, while also providing habitat for multiple animal and plant species. We will be performing soil drench treatments of the mature hemlocks that shade the creek to prevent further decline due to hemlock woolly adelgid.

Photo Credit: Keith Viglietta

Volunteers amass to treat hemlocks in DuPont State Forest.

Are you a landowner with hemlock trees of your own? Come receive some free, hands-on training to learn a simple, efficient, and low cost way to treat the trees on your own property. The best way to learn is by doing!

So far this spring, Hemlock Restoration Initiative and MountainTrue volunteers have treated over 300 hemlocks in DuPont State Forest and the Sandy Mush Game Lands. Come help us raise that number up to 500 or higher!

ncfsLogoJoin us for one day or both:

DuPont State Recreational Forest on Tuesday, May 24th from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM.* Click here to sign up for this event!

NCWRC logoSandy Mush Game Lands on Wednesday, May 25th from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.* Click here to sign up for this event! *You can leave early if necessary, but please arrive on time to get oriented and trained.


If you have any questions about the event, please email Amanda McManaway,

Photo Credit: SAHC

Tires collected from bank by SAHC Volunteers