Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) -- The National Park Service wants to help landowners in Tennessee and Kentucky save their hemlock trees.
The park service will hold a free workshop Saturday in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area on the spread of an invasive insect called the hemlock woolly adelgid.
The insect is native to Asia and has no local natural predator. It is threatening hemlock stands in the eastern part of the United States, and the park service warns the trees could die within the next 10 years.
The program will provide information on how to recognize the insects and the options available for saving the trees. It starts at 9 a.m. EDT at the Leatherwood Ford Gazebo.