The Hemlock Restoration Initiative will be giving a hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) management workshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020* from 9 am to 4 pm at North River Farms in Mills River, NC.

Workshop Details

We will use the trees present on the property to learn and practice a variety of methods to chemically treat hemlocks available to all landowners in North Carolina. Participants will receive instruction and hands-on practice, as well as additional time in the classroom to review what was practiced in the field. We will cover the details of chemical treatment, including how to identify hemlock trees; assess individual tree health and infestation severity; select, mix, and safely apply products; as well as when to seek help from a tree care professional. We will also cover the ecological importance and value of hemlocks in urban and community forests, the biology of HWA and other hemlock pests, integrated pest management strategies, and the role of HRI in North Carolina’s various hemlock management efforts.

Lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions on the registration form. NC Pesticide Applicators and ISA members can earn credits for attending (3 NC Pesticide Applicator credits: categories D, G, L, N, or X. ISA CEUs: 4.75 Certified Arborist, 3.5 BCMA-Practice, 1.25 BCMA-Management).

*In the case of cancellation due to weather or other circumstances the workshop will be moved to the following Saturday, February 29.

We ask that participants plan to attend for the entire day to ensure that everyone receives complete information.

Registration for the workshop is requested by Monday, February 17.  To register, visit Registration is $10 per participant.  For questions, email or call the HRI office at (828) 252-4783.