The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is partnering with the G5 Trail Collective to host a Hemlock Treatment Volunteer Workday on Friday, February 9 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Old Fort Picnic Area in Pisgah National Forest at 2415 State Rd 1400, Old Fort, NC 28762. You can sign up here.

Hemlock trees in western North Carolina are an important and irreplaceable component of our forests. These trees have been suffering for over two decades from hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive insect that can kill the tree in as little as four years.

Come help us treat hemlocks in this beautiful area! This volunteer day will involve re-treating healthy hemlocks around the picnic area on mostly flat terrain, great for those interested in a less strenuous day.

On HRI chemical treatment workdays, volunteers treat hemlocks with insecticide to protect them from hemlock woolly adelgid. Every volunteer will be paired with an experienced, licensed professional who will provide instruction and guidance. For more questions, reach out to