Last month, Virginia Hunter, an AmeriCorps Project Conserve member serving at Conserving Carolina, wrote an informative article about Conserving Carolina’s hemlock treatment this season. You can read it here.

HRI was happy to be able to join Conserving Carolina this past fall to treat hemlocks on some of their preserves. Our team always enjoys the chance to work alongside other conservation professionals and to see the variety of hemlock stands being maintained on private lands.

HRI and Conserving Carolina staff on a treatment day at Florence Nature Preserve

The time spent working together continued a long-standing relationship between Conserving Carolina and HRI. Conserving Carolina has been an ally in the fight against HWA since 2012, and in 2016, the land trust was awarded a grant through HRI’s early award program to create a protocol for treatment prioritization, planning and implementation. We are pleased to see it is still serving as a useful guide to advance their hemlock treatment efforts.

Conserving Carolina is one of many local land trusts that HRI has supported through technical assistance and cost/workshare projects with the aim of increasing the organizations’ capacity to care for hemlocks on their properties. If you would like more information on HRI’s cost/workshare program, email