AE21 Saving Our Native Hemlocks: A Hemlock Restoration Initiative Hike in the Arboretum Forest

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Saturday November 13

10:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

 

Saving Our Native Hemlocks: A Hemlock Restoration Initiative Hike in the Arboretum Forest

HRI Staff

Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Registration closes Monday, November 8

Free to Arboretum Members (Non-members pay gate fees for parking)

 

Take a Hemlock Hike in the Arboretum forest with staff from Hemlock Restoration Initiative, who will showcase hemlocks recently treated around Bent Creek Road, Carolina Mountain Trail, and the National Native Azalea Collection. Along with discussing the importance of our native hemlocks and the threat they face from hemlock woolly adelgid, we will also talk about the treatment of the hemlocks in this forested part of the Arboretum, including methods and precautions used near streams. Take advantage of a great opportunity to learn about hemlock conservation in the region and see the natural and recreational value that hemlocks provide. Many of the other trees in the Arboretum will have dropped their leaves by the date of this hike, meaning the hemlocks will stand out with their evergreen needles showing well against the gray backdrop of a late autumn forest. This fairly easy hike traverses mostly flat paths. Participants should bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. Participants will be contacted in advance with a meeting location and current safety guidelines.

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