Hemlock Forest Protection Program for U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Park Service

$1,000,000

Posted on March 26, 2010

Funding would be used for on-the-ground treatments for protection of hemlock trees in the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid – and invasive pest – is killing hemlock trees in the eastern United States.  Hemlocks are vital to the ecosystem, providing protection from stream bank erosion, food and protection for wildlife, and are an important source of lumber.