TIME CHANGE: the event will now be from 1 to 4 pm.

Learn to treat your hemlocks!

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is partnering with the Flat Rock Playhouse to host a demonstration of chemical treatment methods to control the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid on Saturday, November 6 from 9:30 am. to 12:30 pm 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Flat Rock Playhouse Gardens in Flat Rock. Today hemlock management is simpler and less expensive than ever before!

Participants will practice assessing hemlock health to determine the best treatment options, and HRI staff will demonstrate HWA chemical treatment methods. We will use the trees present at the gardens to demonstrate and explain a variety of methods available to all landowners in North Carolina, and we will also discuss environmental considerations and hiring a tree care professional.

For attending, NC Pesticide Applicators can earn 2.5 credits in categories D, G, L, N, and X, and three hours of ISA CEUs are available for Certified Arborist and BCMA – Practice categories.

Registration is required. Please sign up using this form by November 1. There is a suggested donation of $20 per household. All donations go to support the Flat Rock Playhouse Gardens. Each household will also receive some materials to help get them started treating their own hemlocks. Email education@savehemlocksnc.org or call 828-252-4783 with questions about the event.

Flat Rock Playhouse entrance

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. Despite taking precautions, we cannot eliminate all risk of exposure and participants will be accepting some level of risk by choosing to attend. Please review the COVID-19 safety guidelines on our website to ensure that you are comfortable following these guidelines. Note: these guidelines may adjust depending on changing guidance from health authorities.