This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for spring 2020.

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative will be giving a hemlock chemical treatment workshop on Friday, October 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The workshop will be held at Christmount in Black Mountain, NC.

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. Participants will also receive a take-home treatment starter kit.

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 snacks and water.  Lunch will be provided. Indicate any dietary restrictions on the registration form.

NC Pesticide Applicators can get 4 credits for the following categories for attending: D, G, L, N, 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 October 16th.  To register, visit  Registration is $10 per participant.  For questions, email or call the HRI office at (828) 252-4783.

Funding for this project was provided in part through an Urban & Community Forestry Grant from the North Carolina Forest Service, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Region.