Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
Schedule of Events
calendar below shows the
presentations, training, service projects, and fairs/festivals
that have taken place so far for FY 2018 (December 1, 2017 - November 30, 2018). We
are in the process of planning our educational events and
service projects for 2018 and will post that information here as each one
Presentations and Training:
Throughout the year, we offer Hemlock Help Clinics for a wide variety of
audiences, Facilitator training for volunteers,
Hemlock Lessons for
elementary through high school classes, and special presentations for garden
clubs, property owner
associations, churches, civic organizations, and community groups.
Service Projects: We will
continue our partnership with the U. S. Forest Service and the Georgia
Department of Natural Resources to treat hemlocks on public lands and will
undertake additional hemlock treatment projects for other nonprofits, public
land managers, and private property owners whenever we can. We will also
conduct projects to rescue hemlock saplings and seedlings, restore hemlocks
along trout streams, and create new hemlock field insectaries or augment
If you'd like to participate in a class or event that's on our calendar or
would like to schedule an additional educational event or service project, please call the Hemlock Help Line 706-429-8010.
Saturday, Dec. 2
Kringle Mountain Market: SGH had a booth at
this arts and crafts festival in Blairsville to provide information
about the invasive insect that's killing
our hemlocks, why it's so important to take timely action, what property
owners can do to save their own trees, and how volunteers can help save
trees on our public lands. We had about 75 visitors to our
booth and got 8 healthy hemlock saplings adopted into new homes.
Saturday, Dec. 2
Old Clarkesville Cemetery:
Allen Hughes and Scout Troop 40 from Mountain City, GA chose the
treatment of the valuable old hemlock trees at this site for his Eagle
Scout project, in partnership with Save Georgia's Hemlocks.
Several members of the community stopped by to observe the Scouts in
action and thank them for their good work. A report will be posted
Wednesday, Dec. 6
SGH-USFS HEMLOCK TREATMENT PROJECT
at Panther Creek South in Stephens County. After a
short orientation and safety briefing, 9 volunteers worked in teams to
treat approximately 65 trees in an area where some sensitive plants grow
under the hemlock canopy. The treatment had to be done during the
winter when the plants are underground and safe from foot traffic.
The terrain was quite steep, and the ground was wet and slippery, but we
had a hardy crew determined to get it done. And we had fun doing
it! THANKS EVERYONE!
Thursday, Dec. 7
Conservancy held an important meeting to gather ideas from various
agencies and organizations that share an interest in the health of our
forests and waterways and to begin planning for 2018. SGH members
Frank and Linda Gheesling represented us at the gathering and will share
their take-aways at our next Leadership Team meeting in January.
Click here to see
Events Completed in FY 2016 and
Events Completed in FY 2017.