The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Multiple Efforts Underway To Save Hemlocks – Transylvania County NC


A dying Hemlock clings to a rock at Triple Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest. (Times photo by Park Baker)

The once-abundant Eastern Hemlocks provided shade and respite from the summer heat and played a key role in riverbank ecology.

Now they resemble towering grey skeletons, and, gradually, their broken limbs and trunks are filling the creeks and rivers.

The questions for some are: What is taking their place? What does the debris mean for wildlife, fishermen and kayakers? How will the great ex...

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