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Rugby State Natural Area Hosts TN Hemlock Conservation Workshop

Monday, April 21, 2014 | 06:12am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Hemlock Conservation Partnership will host a free workshop on Saturday, May 3 at Rugby State Natural Area from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The workshop will be held for landowners interested in learning how to protect their Eastern hemlock trees against the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is a small insect that feeds on the sap of hemlocks, weakening and eventually killing the trees. Most hemlocks will not live much longer than seven years after infestation. The Cumberland Plateau is one of the last remaining places in Tennessee where live hemlocks can still be found in great numbers, as most of the untreated hemlock stands in the eastern part of the state have already died.

WHO:              Tennessee Hemlock Conservation Partnership


WHAT:            Free Landowner Workshop: How to Protect Against the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid


WHEN:            Saturday, May 3

                        10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


WHERE:         Rugby State Natural Area

                        Highway 52

                        Rugby, TN

Registration is required by May 1 by contacting Douglas Dodbee at 865-318-1371 or For more information, visit  


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