Tags:From the Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests:
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 26 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 support of the ASTF mission. The public is invited to attend this conference to help 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. A barbecue lunch will be provided.
There is no cost to attend. To see the complete agenda, please visit our web site at http://www.threatenedforests.org .