Join the Hemlock Restoration Initiative for an evening walk around the Botanical Gardens at Asheville.

Since HWA arrived in the area in the early 2000s, the Botanical Gardens at Asheville has been active in managing its hemlocks. As a result, the gardens are full of healthy hemlocks for everyone to enjoy and serve as a wonderful example of what good hemlock management can achieve.

This informational walk will give participants ‘on the ground’ experience with identifying North Carolina’s two native hemlock species, assessing tree health and deciding how best to manage hemlocks on their own properties. HRI staff will discuss what governments and conservation organizations are doing to restore hemlocks to long term health in our state, highlight an integrated strategy for hemlock conservation, and let folks know how they can get involved in native hemlock conservation.

The walk will take place on Tuesday, June 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville (151 W.T. Weaver Blvd). Email or call 828-252-4783 to sign up. RSVP requested by Monday, June 28.

COVID information for in-person activities:
The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is grateful to be able to offer educational programs in this difficult time. Despite the lifting of restrictions, we acknowledge the risk that COVID-19 continues to pose to members of our community. To maintain the safety of our event participants and staff, we requiring that all participants follow HRI’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. Anyone not following the guidelines on the day of the event will be asked to leave. Please review the COVID-19 safety guidelines on our website to ensure that you are comfortable following these guidelines.