On Thursday, December 6th, the Hemlock Restoration Initiative hosted a hemlock treatment training workshop. The workshop took place at Camp High Rocks in Transylvania County, a camp with land covered in hemlock trees. The HRI team trained camp staff, AmeriCorps Project Conserve members, and employees of local land trust Conserving Carolina how to easily treat hemlock trees infested with hemlock woolly adelgid with a systemic chemical insecticide.
With an educational presentation, demonstration, and hands-on treatment practice, the group treated over 200 hemlocks at Camp High Rocks! These trees will be protected for years to come, and the land trust staff can apply their new knowledge to treat hemlocks on other conserved properties.