Saving Appalachian Hemlocks: Efforts in Tennessee and Kentucky

Tennessee's WBIR-10 station highlights a new effort by UT scientists to save the region's hemlock trees from the invasive wooly adelgid.

Take a closer look at the research in this video interview

Tennessee isn't the only place eastern hemlocks are threatened in Appalachia.  A partnership of citizens, non-profits, and government agencies are being led by the Kentucky Division of Forestry to mitigate the effects of the wooly adelgid in Kentucky's forests.  You can learn more about their efforts or support the program by adopting at tree at the Save Kentucky's Hemlocks website.

What forestry efforts — fighting invasive species, or protecting forested areas–do you know about in your communities?

Kristin Tracz

About Kristin Tracz

Kristin Tracz served MACED’s Research and Policy team from 2009-2012 working on clean energy policy, energy efficiency programs and the Appalachian Transition Initiative. She joined MACED after finishing her Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She now lives and works in Washington, DC.