Learn to treat your hemlocks!

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is hosting a free demonstration of chemical treatment methods to control the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid on Monday, June 28 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Big Ivy Community Center in Barnardsville.

Today protecting your hemlocks is simpler and less expensive than ever before!

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative will demonstrate a variety of hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) control techniques using the majestic hemlock trees that grace the Big Ivy Community Center park. Participants will practice assessing hemlock health to determine the best treatment options, and HRI staff will demonstrate a variety of HWA chemical treatment methods available to all landowners in North Carolina. We will also discuss environmental considerations and hiring a tree care professional.

The demonstration will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and participants are welcome to bring a lunch and stick around for the afternoon to get some hands-on practice by volunteering to help us treat the remaining hemlocks on the property (please indicate if you plan to help in the afternoon on the sign up form). Big Ivy Community center is located at 540 Dillingham Rd, Barnardsville, NC 28709.

Sign up required by Friday, June 25 by clicking here or by emailing volunteer@savehemlocksnc.org or calling 828-252-4783.

We will hold June 30 as a rain date in case of bad weather on the 28th.

COVID information for in-person activities:
The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is grateful to be able to offer educational programs in this difficult time. Despite the lifting of restrictions, we acknowledge the risk that COVID-19 continues to pose to members of our community. To maintain the safety of our event participants and staff, we requiring that all participants follow HRI’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. Anyone not following the guidelines on the day of the event will be asked to leave. Please review the COVID-19 safety guidelines on our website to ensure that you are comfortable following these guidelines.