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Saving East Tennessee Hemlocks

Are you interested in being on a list of knowledgeable folks that can identify and help with treatment of the hemlock woolly adelgid?  The folks from “Save Georgias Hemlocks” are presenting a free clinic on April 10th at the Chattanooga Nature Center Auditorium at Reflection Riding.  This clinic is being presented by the Benton MacKaye Trail Association, the Chattanooga Nature Center, Reflection Riding, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Lookout Mountain Conservancy in conjunction with Save Georgia’s Hemlocks. Go here for a brochure.

The clinic will be a short session for the public then a longer session for landowners or folks that want to learn to be a facilitator and want to learn how to treat trees and where to get the materials.  Information covered will include

  • What’s threatening our Hemlocks
  • How you can treat your own trees for the lowest possible cost
  • Who are qualified professionals who can help you for reasonable rates

The Nature Center/Reflection Riding arboretum  is about 5 miles south of Chattanooga on I-24. Take the Browns Ferry exit and drive towards Lookout Mountain (go left if you are traveling from town, go right if you are traveling east from GA) Go about ½ mile to Cummings highway and go left. Travel about 1 mile to Old Wahautchie Pike and go right. Go about ¼ mile to Garden Rd and go right. Go all the way to the end to the Nature Center. There are brown signs along the way to Reflection Riding and Chattanooga Nature Center to guide you.

For more information and to RSVP, call Christine Bock  at (423) 785-4024 .

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