HRI Continues to Support FRA Through Volunteer Program

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative continues to support the work of the Forest Restoration Alliance by providing volunteers at the Mountain Research Station. For the full report see page 3 of the Hemlock Restoration Initiative Newsletter Spring 2018—Issue 1: http://savehemlocksnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/HRI-Spring-2018-Newsletter.pdf

By | July 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on HRI Continues to Support FRA Through Volunteer Program

Saving the Legacy of Hemlocks in the Southeast

This link to the Hemlock Tribune, the New York State Hemlock Initiative newletter, includes an article describing the work of the Forest Restoration Alliance: https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/dist/f/7151/files/2017/10/NYSHI_Newsletter_Winter_2017_18-tq41wm.pdf

By | July 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Saving the Legacy of Hemlocks in the Southeast

Conserving Eastern Hemlock

Combining Genetics & Climate Change Models to Assess Conservation Needs Read more: https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2017/11/16/combining-genetics-and-climate-change-models-to-assess-the-conservation-needs-of-eastern-hemlock/

By | July 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Conserving Eastern Hemlock

Population isolation results in unexpectedly high differentiation in Carolina hemlock

Existing as a limited number of small and isolated populations, Carolina hemlock has insufficient gene flow to avoid widespread genetic drift and inbreeding, despite having the capacity to disperse pollen and seed relatively long distances by wind. These results have important conservation implications for this imperiled species. Read more: http://threatenedforests.com/wp-content/uploads/Potter-et-al.-2017-TGG-13-105.pdf Read more: https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2017/11/14/carolina-hemlock-populations-isolated-and-imperiled/  

By | June 28th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Population isolation results in unexpectedly high differentiation in Carolina hemlock

13 Tree Species Threatened by Exotics

Forest.Health (https://forest.health/doc/Forest.Health_Description.pdf) has identified 13 tree species threatened by exotic invasive pests.  Both eastern and Carolina hemlock are included.

By | May 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on 13 Tree Species Threatened by Exotics

New Species of Hemlock Discovered

A new species of hemlock discovered on a small Korean island is probably already endangered. Read more: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/ulleungdo-hemlock-tree-discovered-korea-wooly-adelgid/

By | January 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on New Species of Hemlock Discovered

Scientists Encourage Forest Health Division in NIFA

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), 20  prominent scientists encouraged NIFA to create  a special “division” within the NIFA funding structure devoted solely to all aspects of forest health. Read more: Bonello-Villari NIFA Listens 12.01.17  

By | December 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Scientists Encourage Forest Health Division in NIFA

NC Forest Service to Produce Hemlock Seedlings

The NC Forest Service (NCFS) Nursery Program is in the beginning stages of collaboration with NCFS, US Forest Service and NC State University to produce hemlock seedlings.  They are planning on producing both Eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock this coming season.  Hemlocks are in severe decline from hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA).  The goal for this [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on NC Forest Service to Produce Hemlock Seedlings

Camcore Making Progress Conserving Hemlock Genes

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By | September 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Camcore Making Progress Conserving Hemlock Genes

Video on HWA and Other Invasives

This 24 minute video is featured in a story about "hemlock pest has breached Adirondack forests for first time, DEC reports." Read more: http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/31/dec-finds-invasive-pest-breaches-adirondack-forest-first-time/

By | August 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Video on HWA and Other Invasives