Thank you for your interest in our hemlock treatment workshops.  See registration instructions below.

We currently don’t have the any workshops open for registration.  Check back soon as new dates are being scheduled.  You can see information about our past workshops on our Events page.  If you would like to be notified when new workshops are scheduled join our mailing list. Be sure to select “Training workshops” as one of your interests.

The Workshop

Our full-day Hemlock Treatment Workshops are intended to train private landowners and land managers in hemlock health assessment and treatment.  Attendees will be able to use the information and techniques learned to perform easy, low cost hemlock treatments. These workshops cover how to determine when this approach is appropriate, as well as other hemlock management options for a range of situations.

The day involves a combination of indoor classroom-style presentation and discussion and outdoor hands-on practice.

Topics will include:
  • How to identify HWA and assess tree health
  • Easy and affordable DIY treatment methods
  • Hemlock management in forested vs. landscape settings
  • When to seek professional help


Details and Registration

Participants should wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes.  Safety glasses are optional.  Disposable gloves and all other equipment will be provided.  Terrain may be uneven and rocky.  We won’t be traveling far on foot, but we will be off-trail.  Check event page (links above) for special details.

Registration is required.  Fill out the registration form below, selecting the date you are registering for.

The registration fee for most full-day workshops is $10. Submit your payment by check for $10 per participant to the Hemlock Restoration Initiative. Checks should be made out to “WNC Communities” with “HRI workshop” in the memo line. Payment can be mailed or delivered in person to 594 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

Questions? Call our office (828)-252-4783 or email us at

Funding for this project was provided in part through an Urban & Community Forestry Grant from the North Carolina Forest Service, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Region.


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