The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests 2013 Symposium

North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville
Mary Talley
Oct 29, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Research on hemlocks, firs, chestnuts, ash and the pests that are associated with each will be the focus of this symposium. This will be an opportunity for everyone associated with these fields to come together to talk about what is currently working and what needs to be done. The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests began as an organization with a focus on finding resistant hemlocks, but there is a need for an organization that can be a resource for all trees in the U.S. that are being threatened by pests. Much like the American Chestnut Foundation, we want to re-establish stands of trees that have been decimated by pests like the hemlock woolly adelgid, balsam woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer and chestnut blight. In order to accomplish this goal, a cooperative effort must be made by the scientists as well as the associated communities. This symposium is free and open to the public.