Join DuPont Forest Management Forester, Jordan Luff, along with staff from the Hemlock Restoration Initiative for a work day to protect DuPont Forest's hemlocks from the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid.
The Eastern and Carolina Hemlocks are beautiful evergreens native to our area that are realizing significant damage by the woolly adelgid, an aphid-like insect that feeds on the trees.
Volunteers will be working with trained staff to apply insecticide to the base of the tree. These methods can also be used by private landowners on their own hemlocks. There will be a short off-trail hike to reach the treatment area.
Be prepared to be in the woods for several hours so bring along hydration and nutrition as needed. Wear long sleeves and long pants and appropriate footwear for hiking off trail. Closed toes shoes and socks required. We will be working with insecticide.
Volunteers should be 18 or older and able to walk off-trail, bend, stoop and carry a small amount of gear.
Friends of DuPont Forest is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 218 Hendersonville, NC 28793www.dupontforest.com