On Tuesday, September 17th, join HRI as we present at the monthly meeting of the High Country Audubon Society in Boone, NC.  We will discuss the ecological importance of hemlocks in western North Carolina, their value as bird habitat, and the biology of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) that is threatening them. The presentation will address how chemical, biological and silvicultural treatment methods are being used together to reduce the impact of HWA on hemlocks in our state, and will touch on new research findings, new treatment techniques, and best management practices. Audience members will learn about actions they can take on their own, and where to find resources to assist them in their own hemlock management.

The meeting is free and open to the public.  It begins at 6:30 p.m at the Holiday Inn Express on Blowing Rock Rd. in Boone (1943 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607).  You can learn more about the High Country Audubon Society and see a calendar of all their events on their website: highcountryaudubon.org.