FEB 20 Buncombe County Friends of Agriculture Breakfast

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The Buncombe County Friends of Agriculture Breakfast kicks off the beginning of 2018 with a focus on the forest for it’s upcoming event on Tuesday, February 20th.

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative, a program of WNC Communities, seeks to work with a variety of partners and existing programs to restore hemlocks to long-term health throughout North Carolina and ensure that eastern and Carolina hemlocks can survive to maturity on public and private lands. Our speakers include Sara deFosset, Outreach Associate and Margot Wallston, HRI Coordinator – with the Hemlock Restoration Initiative, and they will discuss the ecological importance of hemlocks in Western North Carolina, the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) that is threatening them, what is being done to combat this pest and what land owners can do to manage trees on their properties.

This is a free event held at the Virginia Boone Building at the WNC AgCenter in Mills River. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. sharp, with the educational program beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Please RSVP to Meghan_baker@ ncsu.edu.