On Saturday, April 6th, join the Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI) at the Spring Mountain Community Center in Fairview, NC for an informational demonstration and presentation about how to treat hemlock trees.
The event will run from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., with an outdoor demonstration followed by an indoor presentation at the Spring Mountain Community Center. A light dinner will be provided for the evening presentation. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Ruth Atkins by April 3rd by calling (828) 628-1625.
After meeting at 1 p.m., we will visit a local property with hemlocks to demonstrate and explain a variety of methods to treat hemlocks available to all landowners in North Carolina. This demonstration will teach landowners how to assess and treat their trees, giving them the tools necessary to manage their hemlocks’ health.
The evening presentation in the Spring Mountain Community Center will provide background and context for the demonstration earlier in the day, emphasizing the ecological importance of hemlocks, the biology of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid that is threatening them, overview of chemical and biological treatment methods, other hemlocks pests, new research findings, new treatment techniques, best management practices and specific considerations for hemlock health.