The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests (ASTF) is hosting a one-day (9a.m.-5p.m.) symposium reporting on host resistance research to the hemlock and balsam woolly adelgids.  The conference will take place October 26th at the Haywood County Extension Center, across from the Mountain Research Station (MRS) in Waynesville, NC. The day will include an afternoon tour of ASTF activities on the MRS facility.  The objectives of the conference are: 1) To bring together scientists researching adelgid resistance to discuss  their most recent findings in laymen’s terms.  2) To educate the public and the media about the work of ASTF and the potential for restoring hemlocks and firs.  3) To attract potential donors for support of the ASTF mission.  We invite you to attend this conference so that we can develop a stronger partnership to save our forests. The symposium is being sponsored by the Friends of the Smokies, the NC Nursery and Landscape Association, and the NC Christmas Tree Association. To register for the symposium, click here: Register for the Symposium

Agenda: Reclaiming Hemlocks and Fir agenda

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