This event was originally scheduled for April 2 and has been moved to April 1 .

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is partnering with the Middle Fork Greenway to host a hemlock treatment work day on Monday, April 1, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. along the Middle Fork Greenway between Boone and Blowing Rock, NC.

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 along this important recreation trail. Many of these trees have never been treated before.

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. Read more about this kind of work day here.

To sign up, please email Caroline Lord at or (828) 252-4783. Please include your phone number and email address when you sign up in addition to the name and number of an emergency contact person. More details will be provided about the work day after signing up, but feel free to reach out with questions to the email or phone above.

You can learn more about the Middle Fork Greenway on their website.