The Hemlock Restoration Initiative will host a demonstration of chemical treatment methods to control the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) on Wednesday, February 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m at Hanging Rock State Park in the Moore’s Springs area. Today hemlock management is simpler and less expensive than ever before!

Participants will practice assessing hemlock health to determine the best treatment options, and HRI staff will demonstrate HWA chemical treatment. We will use the trees on-site to demonstrate and explain a variety of methods available to all landowners in North Carolina. We will also discuss environmental considerations and hiring a tree care professional.

The program is free, but registration is required. Please sign up using this form by Sunday, February 12. Email or call 828-252-4783 with questions about the event. NOTE: in case of inclement weather on 2/15, we are reserving the following day as a back up date.

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. Despite taking precautions, we cannot eliminate all risk of exposure and participants will be accepting some level of risk by choosing to attend. Please review the COVID-19 safety guidelines on our website to ensure that you are comfortable following these guidelines. Note: these guidelines may adjust depending on changing guidance from health authorities.