Materials for Helping Others
The materials and articles listed here and on other pages of this web site contain a great deal of useful, up-to-date information that we sincerely hope interested persons and groups will share widely for the benefit of property owners and their hemlocks. Please click here for Usage Rules for SGH Materials.
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■ Saving Georgia's Hemlocks (3/14/11) -- Half-hour video documentary developed by SGH about the hemlock problem and solutions for broadcast on “Common Cup,” a program hosted by Jim Geer on Windstream Cable Channel 4. It celebrates the vital role of the hemlocks as a keystone species, explains what's killing them and the disastrous results that may lie ahead, gives information on what property owners can do to save their trees, and highlights the free practical help Save Georgia's Hemlocks can provide. A free DVD of the program is available upon request through the Hemlock Help Line 706-429-8010. Click here to view the program on-line; please note that the video file is quite large and may take a few minutes to download.
■ Hemlock Help Clinic Presentation (updated 3/6/17) -- PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of the problem with the hemlock woolly adelgid, options for property owners to save their hemlocks for the lowest possible cost, conservation efforts being made on public lands, and the free services available through the Hemlock Help Program for all of north Georgia. Note that this is a large file and may take a few minutes to download. A free DVD of the presentation is available upon request through the Hemlock Help Line 706-429-8010.
■ Program Description (updated 11/30/18) -- Planning document including problem statement, program goals and objectives, guiding principles, scope, and services of the Hemlock Help Program.
■ Hemlock Help for Property Owners (updated 5/27/16) -- Brochure describing the HWA crisis, control options, and help available from Save Georgia's Hemlocks.
■ Hemlock FAQs (updated 11/21/14) -- Questions and answers about hemlocks, hemlock woolly adelgids, options for HWA control on private property, choosing the right treatment product and application method, and the services available through the Hemlock Help Program.
Hemlock Facts and Fiction (updated
11/21/14) -- A four-part article
addressing many of the myths and points of misinformation about the hemlock problem and solutions:
■ Why Save the Hemlock? (2/1/15) -- For anyone who wants to feel the passion for saving the hemlocks or is trying to persuade others that the hemlocks are in crisis and need our help, this document provides some real food for thought.
■ How SGH Uses Your Donations (NEW 11/7/17) -- A recap of our guiding principles and example of the educational and service activities supported by your donation.
section is organized in three parts:
GETTING STARTED: If you're NEW to the treatment process, it would be wise to start with the "Introduction to Treating Hemlocks." Once you've mastered the basics, then proceed to The Details below. Note: If you plan to use a soil injector to treat your trees, please read "Testing & Adjusting Injector Calibration" for the particular device to ensure that it's working properly before you load treatment mixture into it.
■ Introduction to Treating Hemlocks (updated 4/4/16) -- Complete step-by-step description for assessing the level of HWA infestation, choosing and measuring the trees to be treated, choosing the appropriate treatment product and method of application, estimating the amount and cost of chemical, obtaining the application device and tools, applying the treatment, safety guidelines, and cleanup procedures.
■ Chemicals, Contacts and Sources (updated 11/30/18) -- Consolidated reference sheet containing contact information for purchasing hemlock treatment products, borrowing soil injectors, qualified hemlock treatment professionals, and purchasing hemlock saplings.
■ Chemical Calculator (updated 4/15/18) -- This tool can be used to estimate the amount and cost of chemical needed for a hemlock treatment project. After the Instructions tab, it contains sheets for Imidacloprid 75 WSP, Imidacloprid 2F/2L, Imidacloprid CoreTect, Safari 20 SG, and a few other chemicals/formulations. It is an Excel spreadsheet that you should download to your own computer instead of trying to use it on line.
■ Kioritz Soil Injector Care & Use Card (updated 4/7/15) -- Quick reference card for anyone who owns, lends, or borrows a soil injector; laid out 4 to a page for double-sided printing. It can be laminated and attached to a soil injector that is available for lending or given to the borrower at the time of borrowing.
■ Testing & Adjusting Kioritz Soil Injector Calibration (updated 1/8/17) -- Easy to follow instructions for determining whether a Kioritz injector is pumping out the correct amount of liquid per stroke. If calibration testing indicates that the unit is pumping out less than the standard 2 ounces of liquid for 12 pumps of the handle, you can try adjusting the calibration ring downward. However, if that doesn't solve the problem, use the Alternate Mixing Instructions included in this document to adjust the mixing ratio to achieve the correct concentration of active ingredient per ounce of output.
■ Testing & Adjusting Nu-Arbor 1-Two Root Injector Calibration (1/8/17) -- Easy to follow instructions for determining whether a Nu-Arbor injector is pumping out the correct amount of liquid per stroke. If calibration testing indicates that the unit is pumping out less than the standard 3 ounces of liquid for 12 pumps of the handle, there is no way to mechanically adjust the calibration. Instead, use the Alternate Mixing Instructions included in this document to adjust the mixing ratio to achieve the correct concentration of active ingredient per ounce of output.
THE DETAILS: If you
ALREADY KNOW THE BASICS of treating hemlocks but need help with the details,
select the appropriate one-page application document below. To
choose the right one:
Note that these instructions are completely consistent with the product labeling but contain only the information specific to treating hemlocks. If you have any questions, please call the Hemlock Help Line 706-429-8010.
Note: This is the most economical formulation for large numbers of trees/diameter inches.
■ Applying Imidacloprid 2F-2L by EZ-Ject Soil Injector (updated 1/15/18)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 2F-2L by Foliar Spray (updated 9/26/18)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 2F-2L by Kioritz Soil Injector (updated 9/30/16)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 2F-2L by Nu-Arbor Soil Injector (updated 9/12/14)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 2F-2L by Soil Drench (updated 3/10/17)
Note: This is the most commonly stocked formulation.
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WSP (1.6 oz) by EZ-Ject Soil Injector (updated 1/15/18)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WSP (1.6 oz) by Foliar Spray (updated 9/12/14)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WSP (1.6 oz) by Kioritz Soil Injector (updated 4/5/16)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WSP (1.6 oz) by Nu-Arbor Soil Injector (updated 9/12/14)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WSP (1.6 oz) by Soil Drench (updated 3/10/17)
(Note: Be sure the product is labeled for adelgids; most products in this size packaging are not.)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WSP (2.25 oz) by Foliar Spray (updated 9/12/14)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WSP (2.25 oz) by Kioritz Soil Injector (updated 4/5/16)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WSP (2.25 oz) by Nu-Arbor Soil Injector (updated 9/12/14)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WSP (2.25 oz) by Soil Drench (updated 3/10/17)
■ Applying Imidacloprid 75 WP (wettable powder) by Kioritz Soil Injector (updated 4/5/16)
Applying Imidacloprid 75 WP (wettable powder) by Soil Drench (NEW
(Note: This formulation sold as CoreTect is primarily for back-country locations without access to water.)
■ Applying Imidacloprid by Tablets (updated 9/12/14)
(Note: Liquid formulations such as Bayer Advanced Tree & Shrub and similar Ortho products that contain only 0.74%, 1.47%, or 2.94% active ingredient are primarily for very small trees -- containerized saplings in 1-to 3-gallon pots up to 6-foot saplings growing in the ground.)
Low Concentration Liquids by Soil Drench (updated 7/4/15)
(Note: This product is recommended for very large infested trees >20" in diameter at breast height or heavily infested trees of any size.)
■ Applying Safari 20 SG by EZject Soil Injector (updated 4/28/18)
■ Applying Safari 20 SG by Kioritz Soil Injector (updated 10/28/16)
■ Applying Safari 20 SG by Nu-Arbor Soil Injector (updated 11/15/16)
■ Applying Safari 20 SG by Soil Drench (updated 10/28/16)
■ Applying Safari 20 SG by Trunk Spray (updated 10/28/16)
(Note: This product is similar to Safari 20 SG and comes in water-soluble pouches but is hard to find in stores in the southeast.)
■ Applying Transtect 70 WSP by Kioritz Soil Injector (updated 3/21/16)
■ Applying Transtect 70 WSP by Nu-Arbor Soil Injector (updated 9/12/14)
■ Applying Transtect 70 WSP by Soil Drench (updated 9/12/14)
Applying Transtect 70 WSP by Trunk Spray (updated 9/12/14)
(Note: This product is available on the Internet.)
■ Applying Zylam 10% Liquid by Kioritz Soil Injector (NEW 8/31/15)
■ Applying Zylam 10% Liquid by Nu-Arbor Soil Injector (NEW 8/31/15)
■ Applying Zylam 10% Liquid by Soil Drench (NEW 8/31/15) - includes small batch instructions
■ Applying Zylam 10% Liquid by Trunk Spray (NEW 8/31/15) - includes small batch instructions
ULTIMATE SHORT-CUT INSTRUCTIONS: If you're experienced in the treatment process and just need a quick reference card or sheet to take to the treatment site, choose one of the items below.
■ Quick Reference Mixing & Dosing Card - EZ-Ject (NEW 5/3/18) -- This document consists of two pages of 4" x 5.25" cards that can be printed back-to-front, cut, and laminated as wallet/pocket cards. One side shows the mixing ratios for Imidacloprid powder and liquid formulations listed above and the dosing rates for EZ-Ject soil injection (with 1/4 and 1/2 ounce output per pump) and soil drench. The other side contains the mixing ratios for Safari 20 SG and the dosing rates for EZ-Ject soil injection (with 1/4 and 1/2 ounce output per pump), soil drench, and trunk spray, as well as the mixing ratio and dosing rates for small custom batch soil drench or trunk spray.
■ Quick Reference Mixing & Dosing Sheet - EZ-Ject (NEW 5/3/18) -- This document consists of two pages that can be printed back-to-front. One side shows the above information plus application instructions for various formulations of Imidacloprid. The other side contains the above information plus application instructions for Safari.
■ Quick Reference Mixing & Dosing Card - Kioritz (updated 10/28/16) -- This document consists of two pages of 4" x 5.25" cards that can be printed back-to-front, cut, and laminated as wallet/pocket cards. One side shows the mixing ratios for Imidacloprid powder and liquid formulations listed above and the dosing rates for Kioritz soil injection and soil drench. The other side contains the mixing ratios for Safari 20 SG and the dosing rates for Kioritz soil injection, soil drench, and trunk spray, as well as the mixing ratio and dosing rates for small custom batch soil drench or trunk spray.
■ Quick Reference Mixing & Dosing Sheet - Kioritz (updated 3/8/17) -- This document consists of two pages that can be printed back-to-front. One side shows the above information plus application instructions for various formulations of Imidacloprid. The other side contains the above information plus application instructions for Safari.
■ Quick Reference Mixing & Dosing Card - Nu-Arbor (updated 10/28/16) -- This document consists of two pages of 4" x 5.25" cards that can be printed back-to-front, cut, and laminated as wallet/pocket cards. One side shows the mixing ratios for Imidacloprid powder and liquid formulations listed above and the dosing rates for Nu-Arbor soil injection and soil drench. The other side contains the mixing ratios for Safari 20 SG, the dosing rates for Nu-Arbor soil injection, soil drench, and trunk spray, as well as the mixing ratio and dosing rates for small custom batch soil drench or trunk spray.
■ Quick Reference Mixing & Dosing Sheet - Nu-Arbor (updated 10/28/16) -- This document consists of two pages that can be printed back-to-front. One side shows the same information as the Mixing & Dosing Card plus application instructions for various formulations of Imidacloprid. The other side contains the same information as the Mixing & Dosing Card plus application instructions for Safari.
■ Healthy Hemlocks Keep Trout Happy (NEW 4/29/16) -- A handout highlighting the many ways streamside hemlocks help maintain the conditions necessary for healthy trout populations and what volunteers can do to participate in the efforts to preserve or restore hemlocks along Georgia's trout streams and in the forests.
■ Helping on Georgia's Public Lands (updated 11/30/18) -- Information on opportunities to treat hemlocks in the National Forest and on state lands; also a list of the names and contact information for public land managers with the U. S. Forest Service, Georgia Forestry Commission, and Georgia State Parks for those who would like to volunteer for projects helping hemlocks in other ways.
■ Neighborhood Hemlock Help Planning Guide (updated 12/9/14) -- A guide for neighborhood leaders to use as a flexible framework for developing their own Neighborhood Hemlock Help Plan; used effectively in both large and small communities.
■ Sanctuary in Crisis (updated 3/10/15) -- This handout was created for churches and other faith-based groups that have environmental stewardship as part of their mission. It's designed to stimulate both thought and action on behalf of the hemlocks.
■ Volunteer Opportunities (updated 3/4/15) -- A partial list of service/educational activities for volunteers who want to learn more about current conservation efforts, participate in meaningful work that benefits the local community, and form friendships with other environmentally conscious people.
■ Youth Volunteer Opportunities (NEW 11/21/16) -- A partial list of service/educational activities specially designed to help young people learn about conservation, participate in meaningful work, and develop a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. In many cases, young people can earn service credits toward course/club requirements.
■ Caring for Your Hemlock Sapling (updated 9/10/15) -- Handout of easy-to-follow instructions to plant and care for potted hemlock saplings 11/2 - 6' tall in landscape or forest settings.
■ Caring for Your Hemlock Seedling (updated 12/31/14) -- Handout of easy-to-follow directions for children and their families to plant and care for hemlock seedlings 6 - 18" tall that have been temporarily potted in biodegradable newspaper cups.
■ Pests of Hemlocks - Fungal Diseases (updated 11/1/18) -- A compilation of photos and text excerpted primarily from research articles; includes symptoms/identification, suggested management, and links to reference material for several of the most common fungal diseases afflicting the hemlock.
■ Pests of Hemlocks - Insects & Mites (updated 9/24/15) -- A compilation of photos and text excerpted primarily from research articles; includes symptoms/identification, suggested management, and links to reference material for several of the most common insects/mites attacking the hemlock.
■ Planting or Transplanting a Hemlock (updated 2/2/18) -- Complete step-by-step instructions for planting a containerized or balled-and-burlapped hemlock tree 11/2 - 8' tall or transplanting one 11/2 - 5' tall from the woods.
■ Potting Hemlock Seedlings & Saplings (updated 8/24/17) -- Complete step-by-step instructions for digging hemlock seedlings or saplings 1 - 5' tall from the woods and potting them for future planting or offering for adoption.
■ Purchasing Hemlocks (updated 1/30/16) -- Advice and partial list of sources for retail purchase of hemlocks for landscape planting or reforestation.
■ Water Needs of Trees (updated 12/9/14) -- An explanation and chart indicating how much water trees need per week, based on the soil area within their drip line.
■ Hemlock Happenings - Year-end 2018 -- News from the front, Highlights: Ten Years of Savings Hemlocks, Hemlock Camp Meeting, Calendar Corner, Summary of 2018 activities, Rosellinia Needle Blight, Hemlock cone pendant, Normal needle shed, Helping your hemlocks stay healthy this winter, Facilitator call to action, How to prune a hemlock hedge, How to prune an individual hemlock, Meet the invasive insect that is changing an entire forest bird community, Carolina hemlock populations: isolated and imperiled, Do trees talk to each other? U. S. National Climate Assessment released, Other interesting web sites, TLC for soil injectors, Advice for choosing an EZ-Ject Lite injector, Maintaining a Kioritz soil injector, Help wanted
■ Hemlock Happenings - Year-end 2017 -- News from the front, Highlights: Hemlock Camp Meeting, Highlights: Hike & Help the Hemlocks, New soil injector, Hemlock cone pendant, Calendar Corner, Hemlock restoration project on trout stream, Hemlock treatment at Holly Creek Preserve, Focus on Facilitators: questions & answers, Summary of 2017 activities, Facilitators: call to action, EZ-Ject soil injector flyer
■ Hemlock Happenings - Summer 2015 -- Hike & Help the Hemlocks September 26, News from the front, Hemlock Help Program expanding, Partnership with USFS growing, Calendar Corner, Citizen Scientists called to action, Hemlock needles falling, Hemlock Camp Meeting brings hopeful news, Some thoughts for the future, Focus on Facilitators, REQUIRED refresher training, Publicize injector repair service, Reminder - test injector before use, Mix chemicals differently for Nu-Arbor injector, New version of Dinotefuran found, Looking for a few great people (Board Member, Treasurer, and more Lead Facilitators), Kioritz soil injectors wanted - dead or alive!
■ Hemlock Happenings - Summer 2014 -- Hemlock Help Program growth, News from the front, More trouble for hemlocks: needle blight and spruce spider mites, Calendar Corner, Annual meeting announced, Hemlock treatment projects announced, Annual Hike & Help the Hemlocks announced, Festival participation announced, Hemlocks available for adoption, Photos requested, Education Station: list of training classes-dates-locations, Continuing education credits available for professionals, Yea youth, Grants for pesticide licenses, Focus on Facilitators: strengthening education and service, Reading the trees, Injector repair service, Calibration and adjustment
■ Hemlock Happenings - Fall 2012 -- Vote now for SGH to win Cox Conserves Heroes Award, News from the front: new beetle approved for release, Annual Hike & Help the Hemlocks, Helton Creek Falls hemlock treatment scheduled for 11/10, Very productive festival season, Kudos to Blue Ridge and BMTA for trail town designation, Hemlock facts and fiction, Welcome Chris Curtin to SGH Board, New advice for soil injection, User review of Nu-Arbor soil injector, Fungal pests that attack hemlocks
■ Hemlock Happenings - Summer 2012 -- SGH helps USFS treat trees in national forest, Soil injectors can be repaired, Hemlock Help Program expands to Dawson and Pickens Counties, Hike & Help the Hemlock on 9/29, Foxfire Mountaineer Festival on 10/6, Georgia Apple Festival on 10/13 and 10/14, Master gardeners can earn hours, Imidacloprid and water safety, Unique opportunities to serve, Liquid Imidacloprid products, What's new on the web site, Farewells and welcomes, Other insects attack hemlocks
■ Hemlock Happenings - Spring 2012 -- Dedicated team saves Lake Rabun hemlocks, News from the front, Hemlock help for public lands, Input sought on HCAs, Annual meeting announced, Hike and Help for the Hemlocks announced, Hemlock Help Program coming to Dawson and Pickens Counties, New beetle needs your help, Imidacloprid use and honeybees, New product recommendation, Quick reference infestation card, Update on Kioritz injector, Chemical calculator, Foliar spray only in special cases, Update on Nu-Arbor injectors, Reminders
■ Hemlock Happenings - Fall 2011 -- Hike & Hike for the Hemlocks, Advice from the front, Sharing the hemlock message at Apple Festival, Scouts save hemlocks at Foxfire, Awareness is key, Treatment help is available, Technical tips, Calendar being set for 2012.
■ Hemlock Happenings - Summer 2011 -- Report on annual meeting and membership picnic, News from the front, Volunteer Facilitator program needs you, Hike for the Hemlocks fall event, Hemlock documentary DVD available, Technical tips, Communities take action, SGH Board opportunity.
■ Hemlock Happenings - Spring 2011 -- Spring is prime time to treat hemlocks, News from the front, SGH hemlock documentary on Windstream week of March 14, Awareness campaign, Free clinics and presentations, Kioritz injectors discontinued, Calendar, Volunteers needed, Environmental heroes documentary, Charitable service offered, New waterfall walks book, Loss of a friend, SGH Board member search.
(written by, with the assistance of, or about SGH in order of posting, newest first)
■ Arbor Day: Time to Tackle Hemlock Trouble, submitted to all north Georgia newspapers, February 2018.
■ SGH issues call for volunteers to help at Anna Ruby Falls, published in The Gainesville Times and other north Georgia newspapers. June 2016
■ Restoring Georgia's Mighty Giants, written by Amber Lanier Nagle and published in Georgia Magazine, April 2016
■ Volunteers Needed to Save Anna Ruby Falls Hemlocks, published in the Clayton Tribune, White County News, The Dahlonega Nugget, and other north Georgia newspapers. March 2016
■ Celebrate Arbor Day 2016 by Learning to Save Hemlocks, published in Pickens Progress and other north Georgia newspapers. February 2016
■ Recap & Photos of 2015 Hemlock Camp Meeting, published July 2015
■ New Hope for the Hemlocks, article written by Ralph Heller and published in the June 2015 Benton MacKaye Trail Association Newsletter, summarizing Dr. McDonald's message at SGH Hemlock Camp Meeting
■ NE GA Board of Realtors Newsletter -- Page 7 includes a short message that realtors can share with their clients about the crisis our hemlocks are facing, why it's so important to save them, and the help Save Georgia's Hemlocks can provide. November 2014
■ Georgia Hemlocks Need Your Help -- Spring 2012 issue of Master Gardeners' The Scoop, article by Charlie Christian
■ Spring 2012 Updates from the Beetle Labs in Georgia -- information provided by Mark Dalusky, Paul Arnold, and Cera Jones, presented to Master Gardeners and others, March 2012
■ Observe National Invasive Species Awareness Week -- Press release 2-24-12, published in The Dahlonega Nugget, Times-Courier, Gainesville Times, Pickens Progress, Northeast Georgian
■ Seedling Potting at Lumpkin Elementary School -- The Dahlonega Nugget 2-8-12
■ Group Provides Hemlock Help to Lumpkin County Residents -- The Dahlonega Nugget 12-28-11
■ Boy Scouts Save Hemlocks at Foxfire -- Forsyth County News 12-18-11, The Clayton Tribune 12-22-11, Cherokee Tribune 12-28-11
■ Teams Treat Infested Hemlocks on MacKaye Trail -- The News Observer 12-13-11, Times-Courier 12-15-11
■ Hike & Help the Hemlocks -- The Dahlonega Nugget 9-14-11
■ Sanctuary in Crisis -- Published and distributed directly to churches 5-26-11 and 2-19-12
■ Hemlock Death Can Be Costly -- The Clayton Tribune 4-7-11, Gilmer News 6-7-11, The Times Courier 6-16-11
■ GMS Students Join Effort to Save Hemlock Trees -- Times-Courier 4-7-11, article by Whitney Crouch
■ Hemlock Special to Air -- The Dahlonega Nugget 3-23-11, Gilmer News 3-21-11, Towns County Herald 3-23-11
■ TV Program Tells How to Care for Hemlocks -- The Gainesville Times 3-17-11, article by Elizabeth Burlingame
■ Awareness Post Card -- Mailed to property owners along major waterways (a primary habitat for hemlocks) in Rabun, Fannin, Gilmer, White, and Habersham Counties where we had mailing addresses. Mailings to other counties will be done in 2012. Click to see images of front and back sides.
■ Hemlock Trees Dying at Fast Rate -- The Fannin News Observer 12-3-10, article by Cynthia Maude
■ Hemlocks Need Your Help Now -- The Dahlonega Nugget 10-27-10, Gilmer News 10-21-10, North Georgia News 10-27-10, Pickens County Progress 10-27-10, Smoky Mountain Sentinel 10-28-10, Towns County Sentinel 10-10
■ Feed Fannin Sponsors Hemlock Help Clinic -- The News Observer 10-27-10
■ Woolly Adelgid Is Wreaking Havoc -- The Dahlonega Nugget 10-27-10
■ Ad - Fall Is Time to Save Your Hemlocks -- The Clayton Tribune 10-18-10
■ Efforts to Protect Gilmer's Hemlocks Continue -- Times-Courier 10-14-10, article by Whitney Crouch
■ Local Hemlocks Are in Trouble - Hemlock Clinic at Smithgall Woods -- White County News 8-12-10
■ Save Georgia's Hemlocks One-Year Celebration -- The Dahlonega Nugget 7-7-10
■ Hemlock Connection in Peaceful Valley -- Peaceful Valley Newsletter June 2010, article by Gene DiBartolo
■ Master Gardeners & Ace Hardware Team Up to Help Hemlocks -- The Dahlonega Nugget 6-2-10
■ Hemlock Help for Murray County -- Press release for Pickens County Progress 5-12-10
■ Hemlock Help for North Georgia Homeowners -- The Fannin Sentinel 5-11-10, article by Elaine Owen
■ The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: The bug that is eating the forest -- Your Outdoor Family 4-21-10 on-line, article by Jenni Veal
■ Time to Save Hemlocks Is NOW! -- Towns County Herald 4-21-10, North Georgia News 4-21-10, The Dahlonega Nugget 4-15-10, Gilmer News 4-13-10, NGAforum.com 3-31-10
■ Hemlock Clinic in Blue Ridge -- The News Observer 4-15-10
■ Spring Is Time For Treating Hemlocks -- The Dahlonega Nugget 4-15-10
■ Hemlock Clinic & Facilitator Training in Chattanooga -- Press release from Benton MacKaye Trailer Association, April 2010, article by Rick Harris
■ Hemlock Help Clinic for Rabun County -- The Clayton Tribune, 3-25-10
■ Georgia Has Help on the Way for Tennessee Hemlocks -- Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3-12-10, article by Pam Sohn
■ Now's the Time to Save Your Hemlocks -- Towns County Herald 3-10-10
■ Hemlocks Need Your Help! -- Allen Precision Equipment Catalog, March 2010, national distribution to 70,000 surveyors and mappers; Georgia Land Surveyors Newsletter, May/June 2010, national distribution to 10,000
■ Hemlock Clinic & Facilitator Training in Tellico Plains -- Chattanooga Outdoors on-line 2-1-10 and Boone Trail Gazette 2-22-10
■ Trail Natives -- Eastern Hemlock -- A. T. Journeys, January-February 2010, national distribution to 100,000 subscribers
■ How Can Georgia Homeowners Save Their Hemlocks? -- The Front Porch View 12-2-09 on-line, article by Chad Lariscy
■ Help Save Georgia's Hemlocks -- Press release for Stonehenge Newsletter December 2009
■ Save Georgia's Hemlocks, Part 1: What's Happening to Our Hemlocks? -- Gilmer News 11-3-09 on-line
■ Save Georgia's Hemlocks, Part 2: How Can Homeowners Save their Hemlocks? -- Gilmer News 11-10-09 on-line
■ Save Georgia's Hemlocks, Part 3: Hope for Hemlocks in the Forest -- Gilmer News 11-17-09 on-line
■ Save Georgia's Hemlocks, Part 4: Stewardship - Key to Hemlock Survival -- Gilmer News 11-24-09 on-line
■ Trout Unlimited Blue Ridge Hosts Save Georgia's Hemlocks Clinic -- Trout Unlimited - Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter Newsletter 11-10-09
■ Georgia's Graceful Giants Are Dying -- Activerain.com/blogspot 10-9-09 on-line, article by Donna Yates
■ Gilmer Resident on a Mission to Save the Hemlocks -- Times-Courier 10-8-09, article by Becky Antworth
■ Hemlock Help for Gilmer County -- Times-Courier 9-24-09
■ Hemlock Help for Union County -- North Georgia News 9-2-09
■ Hemlock Help for Fannin County -- Press release forThe News Observer 9-2-09
■ Woolly Adelgid Infestation - Help Is Here for Rabun Hemlocks! -- Georgia Mountain Laurel August 2009, distribution to northeast Georgia
■ BMTA Hosts Save Georgia's Hemlocks at Cherry Log -- Press release for Benton MacKaye Trail Association Newsletter 8-17-09
■ Hemlock Help for Towns County -- Towns County Herald 8-13-09
■ Hemlock Help for White County -- White County News 8-13-09
■ Hemlock Help for Habersham County -- Press release for The Northeast Georgian 7-14-09
■ Hemlock Help Clinic for Rabun County -- The Clayton Tribune 7-1-09
■ Help Is Here for Rabun Hemlocks -- Press release for The Clayton Tribune 7-1-09
■ Hope for Our Hemlocks -- West Rabun Property Owners Newsletter Summer 2009, article by Tom Fischer
■ Trout Unlimited Rabun Introduces Hemlock Help for Homeowners -- Tight Lines 6-23-09, published by Trout Unlimited - Rabun Chapter
(in order of posting, newest first)
■ Botanists at Arnold Arboretum discover new species of hemlock -- Botanists at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum discovered a new species of Eastern Asian hemlock tree with a natural resistance to a notorious invasive insect, according to a study published in Dec. 2017. The Ulleungdo hemlock is native to an island off the coast of South Korea and is so rare that it is already being considered for an endangered species listing. Senior Research Scientist Emeritus Peter Del Tredici, a member of the team that discovered the tree, said the process leading up to the discovery actually began at the Arnold Arboretum—a botanical garden and research center funded by Harvard—several years before. February 6, 2018
■ A silver lining to winter weather for TN forests -- The frigid temperatures experienced in parts of Tennessee this season - and likely future visits by Jack Frost - have at least one benefit: Low temps help kill the hemlock woolly adelgid, a non-native species responsible for killing thousands of mature hemlock trees. February 5, 2018
■ New species of temperate conifer discovered: Ulleungdo hemlock -- The Ulleungdo hemlock, found on a small Korean island, is likely already endangered, but it may hold the key to fighting invasive species. January 30, 2018
■ Cold snap gives hemlocks a fighting chance -- The cold snap that kept faces hidden under scarves for two weeks was a relief for one species of living things: the hemlock. Scientists at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station say that an invasive insect species that wiped out untold thousands of hemlocks in the state in the past five decades seems to have met its match in the form of frigid weather. January 26, 2018
■ Tree Planting Guide for B&B Trees -- Instructions written by arborist John Shearouse covering the steps for planting balled and burlapped trees properly.
■ Tree Owners Manual -- A publication of the USDA Forest Service covering installation, maintenance, protection, removal and other topics for tree owners. July 2010
■ Shenandoah: the hemlock's last stand -- Just 15 years ago, the eastern hemlock tree, the mighty Redwood of the East, was a scenic highlight of Virginia's Skyline Drive, creating the shady groves that put Shenandoah National Park on the conservation map. July 2016
■ Saving Goliath -- Can a tiny beetle save the Shenandoah's mighty hemlocks? National Parks Denizens - Spring 2016
■ To Tame A 'Wave' Of Invasive Bugs, Park Service Introduces Predator Beetles -- The forest at Great Smoky Mountains National Park is sick, infected by invasive bugs and plants. Matt Moore, Kaleb Lique Naitove and Emily Baird of the National Park Service are some of the field medics trying to keep it alive. June 2016
■ Invasive insect ravages trees, closes road in Smokies -- An invasive insect continues to ravage the mighty hemlock trees in the Great Smoky Mountains. The damage is so bad on Parson Branch Road, the risk of dead trees falling has made the scenic route too dangerous to drive. June 2016
■ Presentation by Dr. Bud Mayfield at Hemlock Camp Meeting 2016: "Pesticide, Predators & Patch Cuts: Persistent Peril or Possible Promise for the Prized Eastern Hemlock." June 2016. Note: This is a large pdf file and may take a few moments to open or download.
■ Pest killing hemlocks across North Georgia -- Hemlocks in North Georgia are dying off at a rapid pace, and the culprit is the hemlock woolly adelgid — an insect that has been spreading across the region for at least six years, eating the trees from the inside out. May 2016
■ Forests Forever: Rabun's economic dependence on trees -- As the forest provided sustenance for the Native Americans who preceded white settlers, so Rabun’s history has also been directed by economic decisions based on our surrounding forested mountains and river valleys. March 2016
■ Dalusky: Status of Hemlocks, HWA and Biocontrol in Georgia -- A report by Mark Dalusky on the status of hemlocks vs adelgids in the forest and efforts to save the trees through biological controls. October 2015
■ Gubernatorial Proclamation for National Public Lands Day 2015 -- A proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal. September 2015
■ Presidential Proclamation for National Public Lands Day 2015 -- A proclamation from President Barack Obama. September 2015
Materials from Hemlock
Camp Meeting 2015:
■ N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission releases predator beetles -- Pitting insect against insect, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission last month released 50 Laricobius nigrinus predator beetles — a natural predator of the adelgid — on the Sandy Mush Game Land as part of their Hemlock Restoration Initiative to combat the devastating effects of the hemlock woolly adelgid on hemlock trees. January 2015
■ Dalusky: Update on Using Imidacloprid and Dinotefuran -- Updated recommendations for how to mix these two products for soil injection with optimal application efficiency and efficacy, placement of injections, timing of treatment, residual protection period, and removal of restrictions for treating stream-bank hemlocks. August 2012
■ Dalusky: Imidacloprid Use and Water Safety -- Comments provided by M. Dalusky; Research Coordinator, Forest Entomology, University of Georgia in response to an inquiry on this subject. April 2012
■ Your Lake Rabun Neighbors Are Saving Hemlocks! Are You? -- Article by Bob Pledger published in Lake Rabun Association newsletter Waves. Spring 2012
■ Native forests ravaged by bug imports -- Article by George Foulsham published on Futurity on-line. April 2012
■ Mighty hemlocks falling to tiny hungry insects -- Article by Anne Paine published in The Tennessean. April 2012
■ UGA study offers hope for hemlock attack -- Article by April Reese Sorrow published in Georgia Faces, January 2012
■ Future of native trees depends on us -- Article by David Weintraub published on BlueRidgeNow on-line, January 2012
■ Kentucky park’s hemlocks treated against pest -- Article about Cumberland Falls State Park by Jeff Noble published in the Times-Tribune, January 2012
■ Be on the lookout for surviving hemlocks -- Article by jajeuck published on-line by North Carolina Extension Service, November 2011
■ State group trying to help hemlocks -- Article by Pam Sohn published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, November 2011
■ Invasive forest insects damage budgets as well as trees -- Article by Caitlin Kight published on Science 2.0 on-line, September 2011
■ Local government, homeowners paying price for non-native forest insects -- Article by Deb Dietzman published on Eurekalert on-line, September 2011
■ Big Canoe Hemlock Helpers Fall Program -- News from John Ross about teams treating hemlocks in Wildcat WMA of Dawson Forest, published in Smoke Signals, August 2011
■ Saving a Wild Cathedral -- Article by Mike Myer published in The Washington Intelligencer / Wheeling News - Register, August 2011
■ Celebrating old growth, fighting new challenges in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest -- Update on forest conditions in Joyce Kilmer near Asheville by Karen Chavez published in the Citizen Times, July 2011
■ Mountain Stewards - You can help save the hemlocks -- Article by Don Wells and John Ross published on-line, July 2011
■ Forest fungus factory: interview -- Transcript of interview with Scott Costa on new fungal treatment of HWA, July 2011
■ Forest fungus factory: new technology fights hemlock pest -- Report on new fungal treatment of HWA, developed by Dr. Scott Costa of University of Vermont, June 2011
■ Scientist Develops Product to Stall HWA -- Text of interview by Vermont Public Radio with Dr. Scott Costa of University of Vermont describing an organic fungal product that may help suppress the spread of HWA, broadcast June 30, 2011
■ LRA Hemlock Program -- Article by Bob Pledger published in Lake Rabun Association newsletter Waves, Summer 2011
■ Saving the Beautiful Big Canoe Forest -- Article by Linda Baker published in Smoke Signals, May 2011
■ Look for New Bug Invaders -- Article by Tom Stebbins published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press, May 2011
■ Saving Hemlocks -- Article by Pam Sohn published in The Chattanooga Times Free Press, May 2011
■ Last of the Giants -- Article about the giant hemlocks by Will Blozan published in American Forests, Spring 2011
■ Churches Helping to Save Hemlocks -- Georgia Interfaith Power and Light blog posted 3-16-11 describes one church's earth ministry initiative for hemlock awareness and preservation and their desire to share the movement with other faith-based groups.
■ NGCSU Beetle Lab Gets Truck and Equipment -- News of help received by North Georgia College and State University and their recent accomplishments, published on North Georgia News web site, March 2011
■ Impact Statement: Managing HWA -- News of chemical and biological treatments in article published on UGA's Faculty & Staff Intranet page February 2011 based on research completed in 2010
■ New Hemlock Treatments Are Working -- News of chemical and biological treatments in article published in The Mountain Xpress, February 2011
■ Love and Mourning for the Hemlocks -- Article by Nan K. Chase published in The Laurel of Asheville, February 2011
■ Of Trout and Trees -- Article by Nathaniel Tripp published in Northern Woodlands. In southern Appalachia, they still call brook trout the “hemlock trout” because they’re mainly found in the cold water and deep shade of the hemlock forest. February 2011
■ Hemlock Hill Management and Research -- Report from Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum, January 2011
■ Saving Southern Appalachia's Hemlocks from Extinction -- Report by Evan Davis of Free Speech Radio News featuring arborist Will Blozan, January 2011. Click here to hear the mp3 audio file.
■ The Challenge of Protecting Natural Resources from Invasive Species -- Speech by Jim Reeves, Deputy Chief, Forest Service Research and Development at the 22nd USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, Annapolis, January 2011
■ Decline of Hemlocks and Northern Flying Squirrels Related -- Article by David Pacchioli published on Penn State's official news web site, January 2011
■ Gymnosperm Database -- Updated entry indicating catastrophic range reduction due to HWA, January 2011
■ Fighting to Save S.C.'s Majestic Hemlocks -- Article by Sammy Fretwell published in The Charlotte Observer, January 2011
■ Declaring HWA a Public Nuisance Helps Protect Hemlocks -- Press release from Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Leonard K. Peters, January 2011
■ Science and Bugs Team Up -- Article by Kathy McCormack published by Associated Press, January 2011
■ 2010 GA Pest Management Handbook Homeowner Edition -- Reference guide published by the UGA Cooperative Extension Service. Also see www.ent.uga.edu/pmh/hm_orderform.pdf.
■ 2010 International Year of Biodiversity -- Article by Greg Abernathy published in Naturally Kentucky, Winter 2010
■ Another Challenge to Eastern Forests of North America: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, Climate Change, and the Loss of Hemlock -- Abstracts of several research papers presented at 95th ESA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, August 2010
■ Atlanta Audubon Society Brochure - Help Save the Eastern Hemlock -- Brochure prepared by Atlanta Audubon Society, 2009
■ Autumn is a good time to treat hemlocks for the wooly adelgid -- Excerpts from article published by The River Whisperer, November 2010.
■ Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA) Working to Save Hemlocks -- Article by Whitney Crouch published in Times-Courier, September 2, 2010
■ Biology and Control of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid -- Research paper by Mark S. McClure, December 1987
■ Cades Cove Spraying Operation -- Article by Nancy Gray published in Great Smoky Mountains ParkNews, November 2010.
■ Carolina Hemlock Fact Sheet -- Collected articles from Virginia Tech, U. S. Forest Service, and other sources, November 2009
■ Cheoah Hemlock - Aerial Treatment for HWA -- Article by Will Blozan published in Eastern Native Tree Society BBS, October 2010
■ Dalusky: Using Imidacloprid and Dinotefuran -- Scientific research paper by Mark Dalusky (UGA Forest Entomologist) on do's and don'ts, choosing the appropriate chemical, advice on timing and methods of treatment, and information that is helpful in setting property owners' expectations following treatment, June 2011.
■ Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact -- Report by Charles L. Myers concerning the decision to implement Alternative 4 of the Environmental Assessment 2005 in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, August 2005. Also see Environmental Assessment 2005 and Map of Selected Alternative 2005 below.
■ Development of Resistant Hybrid Hemlocks -- Research summary by Michael Montgomery, Susan Bentz, and Richard Olsen, July 2010
■ Dinotefuran: Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment -- Research paper by Patrick Durkin for USDA Forest Service, April 2009
■ Duct Tape & Explosives to Remove Dead Hemlocks in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest -- 3 articles by The Associated Press, Don Hendershot, and Nancy Bompey, November 2010
■ Eastern Hemlock Fact Sheet -- Collected articles from Virginia Tech, U. S. Forest Service, and other sources, November 2009
■ Eastern Hemlock Irreplaceable Habitat -- Article by David Orwig published in Massachusetts Sierran, Summer 2008
■ Eastern Hemlock Recovery -- Research paper by Ralph E Webb, J. Ray Frank, and Michael J. Raupp, September 2003
■ Economic Impact of HWA on Residential Property Values -- Research paper by Thomas P. Holmes, Elizabeth A. Murphy, and Denise D. Royle, 2005
■ Elongate Hemlock Scale -- Article published on the U. S. Forest Service's Forest Threats web site, December 2010
■ Environment Assessment: Conservation of Eastern Hemlock by Suppression of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest -- USFS study report by Charles L. Myers, August 2005. Also see Decision Notice 2005 above and Map of Selected Alternative 2005 below.
■ Environment Assessment 2010: Suppression of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestations in the Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest -- USFS study report by Marisue Hilliard, August 2010
■ Ex Situ Gene Conservation of Carolina and Eastern Hemlock -- Research paper by Robert M. Jetton, W. Andrew Whittier, William S. Dvorak, and Kevin M. Potter, Camcore and USFS, 2009
■ Forest Disturbance Processes: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid -- Article posted by U.S. Forest Service, July 2010
■ Forest Facts -- statistics compiled by the U. S. Forest Service on how America relies on healthy forests, August 2009
■ Fungi Associated with HWA and Assessment of Entomopathogenic Isolates for Management -- Research paper by W.R. Reid, B.L. Parkerb, S.Y. Gouli, M. Skinner, V.V. Gouli, and H.B. Teillon, published in Journal of Insect Science: Vol. 10, Article 62, 2010
■ GA Lab Aims to Halt the Hemlock Pest -- Article about the work of University of Georgia's beetle lab, by Greg Bluestein published in The Washington Post, March 2007
■ Genetics and Conservation of Hemlock Species -- Research paper by Robert Jetton, William Dvorak, Andrew Whittier, Kevin Potter, and Rusty Rhea, January 2009
■ Glimmer of Hope for Northeast Hemlocks -- News release from USDA Forest Service, December 2010
■ Hemlock Conservation Areas in Georgia -- Map published by U. S. Forest Service showing sites being treated for HWA, August 2005. Also see Map of Selected Alternative below for details on treatment methods.
■ Hemlock Woolly Adelgid -- University of Georgia CAES publication, 2010
■ Hemlock-mixed Forests and Associated Species -- Article published in Naturally Kentucky, Winter 2010
■ Hemlocks' Mortal Enemy Spreads -- Article by Lee Shearer, Athens Banner Herald, July 2010
■ HWA a Mortal Threat to Appalachian Hemlock Forests -- Article by Dr. Ernest C. Bernard of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, March 2010
■ HWA Control Options -- Overview of control options prepared by Scott Griffin of the GA Forestry Commission, October 2009
■ HWA Effects on Eastern Hemlock Growth and Vulnerability -- Research summary by Mary Ann Fajvan and Michael Montgomery, July 2010
■ HWA in Georgia -- Brochure prepared by the GA Forestry Commission, 2008
■ HWA Lifecycle in Georgia -- Month-by-month chart prepared by Mark Dalusky, Research Coordinator, Entomology Department, University of Georgia, 2007
■ HWA Now in Cohuttas -- Article from USFS Trail Talk published in North Georgia Back Country Horsemen Newsletter, Spring 2009
■ HWA Suppression with Aerial Application of Mycotal Fungus -- Research paper published and presented by Scott Costa at the Fifth Symposium on HWA in the Eastern U. S., August 2010
■ Insect-Killing Fungi as a Component of HWA Integrated Pest Management -- Research paper by Scott D. Costa, Bruce L. Parker, Vladimir Gouli, Michael Brownbridge, Margaret Skinner, and Svetlana Gouli, 2005
■ Introduced Biological Control Agents -- Excellent overview of four types of beetles being reared for biological control of HWA, prepared by Hugh Conway, Research Entomologist, and Joseph D. Culin, Department Chair & Professor, Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, and Roy Hedden, Forest Entomologist/ Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University. Revised July 2007
■ Joe Kirby: Help the Hemlocks -- Editorial by Joe Kirby, published in The Marietta Daily Journal, August, 2010
■ Landscape Estimates of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survival and Potential Range -- Research summary by R. Talbot Trotter III, USFS, July 2010
■ Little Hemlock Horror: Saving a Kentucky Treasure from a Sap-sucking Bug -- Article by Alicia P. Gregory, Spring 2010
■ Maine Forest Service to release predator beetles to fight hemlock woolly adelgid -- Article published in the Foster's Daily Democrat, May 2010
■ Map of Selected Alternative -- Map prepared by the U. S. Forest Service showing areas of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to be treated with biological and/or chemical controls, August 2005. Also see Environmental Assessment 2005 and Decision Notice 2005 above.
■ Meeting the Threat of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid -- Article by Lee Townsend and Lynn Rieske-Kinney, May 2006
■ Minimize the Impacts of HWA - 32-page booklet prepared by USDA Forest Service, May 2004
■ New Treatments Being Used by U. S. Forest Service -- Articles published in Smoky Mountain News, October 2010
■ Painted Works Capture Life and Death of Eastern Hemlocks -- Article published in High Country Press, December 2010
■ Pest Appearance Timetable -- Month-by-month chart of pest appearance including hemlock woolly adelgid, prepared by Merrifield Garden in Virginia, July 2010
■ Plant Role in Cleaning Air Pollution -- Article by Thomas Karl published in Greenhouse Management Magazine, December 2010
■ Production and Evaluation of Eastern Hemlocks Potentially Resistant to the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid -- Research paper by Todd Caswell, Richard Casagrande, Brian Maynard, and Evan Preisser, University of Rhode Island, June 2010
■ Recommendations for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control -- Article by Jill R. Sidebottom and Christy Bredenkamp, June 2009
■ Researchers Take Steps to Combat Hemlock Pest -- Article published in Chattanooga Times Free Press, December 2009
■ S. C. Forestry Commission Battles HWA -- Article posted in The Times and Democrat, November 2010
■ SAFC Partners in Effort to Save Hemlocks -- Article by Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition published in Across Our Mountains, Fall/Winter 2009
■ Saving America's Hemlocks through Resistance Research -- Article published in Agricultural Research, November-December 2010
■ Smokies Foresters Waging War on Hemlock Pests -- Article by Morgan Simmons published in The Know News Sentinel, December 2010
■ Soil Injection: How to Mix and Apply Pesticides for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid -- Instruction published by the Georgia Forestry Commission, October 2009
■ The Embattled Hemlock -- Article by Morgan R. Mellette, Winter 2007-2008
■ Tip Blight on Eastern Hemlocks -- Pest alert bulletin by Margaret Miller-Weeks and William D. Ostrofsky, May 2010
■ UNC Biological Control Program -- Report of Activities, July 2008 through June 2009
■ Wildlife Habitat Associations in Eastern Hemlock -- Research paper by Mariko Yamasaki, Richard M. DeGraaf, and John W. Lanier, July 2008
■ Young Harris College Hemlock Project -- Article about The YHC Hemlock Project published on YHC's web site, 2010
Videos and Slide Presentations
■ The Eastern Hemlock Tree -- A short mp4 video produced by Smithgall Woods and narrated by a member of Save Georgia's Hemlocks, providing an overview of the hemlock problem, current solutions, and ways people can help save the trees. 2018
■ Basal Trunk Spray Using Safari -- Instructional video produced by Valent Corporation demonstrates how to do basal trunk spray with Safari 20 SG. Although it features ash trees instead of hemlocks, the technique is the same. One can see that it's rather easy to do, using a low-flow setting and being careful to apply it from about 5 feet high on the trunk to about 6 inches above the ground. (Wish it had shown the user wearing goggles and a mask -- always a good idea when working with chemicals!) 2010
■ Blanton Forest in Harlan Kentucky -- Video produced by Kentucky Afield and Merril Flanary of the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust about efforts to save hemlocks in eastern Kentucky's Blanton Forest, May 2010
■ Controlling HWA in Cades Cove -- Video of Park forester Jesse Webster talking about the process of controlling the hemlock woolly adelgid in Cades Coves, produced by Knox News Sentinel, December 2010
■ Cox Conserves Heroes -- Nomination video for 2012 Cox award winner Donna Shearer, presented by Cox Enterprises in partnership with WSB-TV and the Trust for Public Lands, August 2012
■ Cox Conserves Heroes -- People-2-People follow-up video interview with 2012 Cox award winner Donna Shearer during a hemlock treatment project, presented by Cox Enterprises in partnership with WSB-TV and the Trust for Public Lands, July 2013
■ Demise of the Hemlocks -- Personal video produced by Merry Croft of Fannin County for her family as a remembrance of the special place where they have lived and played among the hemlocks for three generations; shared with her kind permission. 2010
■ Developing Hemlocks Resistant to HWA -- Slide presentation by K. L. F. Oten, L . N. Walker -Lane, R . M . Jetton, N. Kaur , B. Smith, J. Frampton, A . C. Cohen and F . P . Hain, August 2011
■ Environmental Heroes -- Half-hour TV documentary profiling individuals who have made extraordinary efforts to improve the environment. Produced by students in the University of North Carolina Medical & Science Journalism Program, the piece includes a segment on the work being done by arborist Will Blozan to save the hemlocks. Click here to watch the program, or click here for more information on the Medical & Science Journalism Program at UNC. February 2011
■ Hemlock Deaths -- Video produced by Will Blozan, president of the Eastern Native Tree Society, taken from atop dead hemlock trees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as part of an investigation to document the biggest of the eastern hemlock trees before they are lost forever. Summer 2007
■ Impacts of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid on Hemlock Forests -- Video from lecture by David Orwig of the Harvard Forest, delivered January 8th, 2008
■ Part 1 - Tiny Insect Destroying Georgia Trees -- Video produced by WSB-TV, July 2009
■ Part 2 - Could Beetles Save Georgia's Hemlock Trees? -- Video produced by WSB-TV, July 2009
■ Saving the Hemlock -- Video produced by Rhyne Piggott of USA Today about efforts of scientists and staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park to save the hemlock tree from extinction in their park, May 2009
■ Second Biggest Hemlock Ever Documented -- Video prepared by Great Smoky Mountains Association © 2010
■ The State of Hemlocks and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid -- Slide presentation by Will Blozan of Appalachian Arborists, presented at SGH Annual Meeting on July 14, 2013.
Here are links to some valuable on-line resources and to some other nonprofit organizations we're aware of that have hemlock-saving goals, provide reliable hemlock-related information, and/or are actively engaged in the hemlocks vs. woolly adelgids battle. This list is by no means all-inclusive, so if you know of others that are environmentally informative and would benefit our community, please let us know. And thanks!
Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests
Benton MacKaye Trail Association
Blue Ridge Area Environmental Action
Camcore Project for Conservation of
Hemlock Species in the Eastern United States
Chemical Product Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets
Note: If you are using a newer version of Internet Explorer and have difficulty reaching the documents on the cdms site, try switching to compatibility view; under the Services tab, choose Labels/MSDS, navigate to the desired document, and then shift-click on the pdf icon to open it.
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat
Eastern Native Tree Society
Forest Encyclopedia Network
Pests.org (part of the bugwood network)
Friends of the Smokies
Council of Trout Unlimited
GA Forestry Commission
HWA in Georgia
Invasive and Exotic Species
Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance
Kentucky State Nature Preserves
Lake Rabun Association
Mountain Conservation Trust - GA
Native Tree Society --Tsuga Search Project
■ Nature Conservancy in Tennessee
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
North Carolina Department of
Partners of the Cherokee National
Save Kentucky's Hemlocks
Save Our Hemlocks
Soque River Watershed Association
Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition
Southern Appalachian Man & The Biosphere (and network
Trout Adventure Trail
University of Massachussetts
University of North Georgia
University of Tennessee
U. S. Department of Agriculture - profile of hemlock woolly adelgid
S. Forest Service Environmental Assessment, rev. August 2005
Young Harris College
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