HRI staff member, Thom Green, will present on Monday, June 12, 2023 as part of the monthly Lake Johnson Park Virtual Environmental Lecture Series.

North Carolina’s hemlock trees need your help. We have two species of hemlock in North Carolina, the eastern and the Carolina, and the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid threatens both. Join the Hemlock Restoration Initiative to learn about hemlock ecology, woolly adelgid biology, and management strategies to take care of hemlocks on your own land. We will also talk about the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary and theories for how this pocket of eastern hemlocks came to exist so far away from the rest of the native range.

The program is from 7-8 p.m. This program is open to participants ages 12+ and is free to attend. Advanced registration is required. Registered participants will receive email invitation to lecture on lecture date. Registration closes at 6pm on day of lecture. Click here to register.

The lecture series held every 2nd Monday of the month. With a new topic each month, there is something for everyone. Call 919-996-3141 to find out more about our upcoming speakers and topics. Earn 1 hour of criteria III EE credit.

Lake Johnson Park is part of the Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department.