The Paddlers Hemlock Health Action Taskforce (PHHAT)  treated hemlocks in the Green River Gamelands. Great work, and thanks to all the kayakers for volunteering their time and talents!

This collaboration between the Hemlock Restoration Initiative, American Whitewater, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and MountainTrue utilizes expert paddlers to treat trees along the Green River.  By following a custom protocol to ensure safety and protect water quality, this group has enabled us to chemically protect many trees that can be accessed from the river and would likely not be otherwise treated due to the difficulty of accessing them by land.

To learn more about the PHHAT team, visit