Since the publishing of an article from CBC about the Hemlock Forest in the Kentville Ravine, and the potential dangers of woolly adelgid that may affect the hundreds year old site starting this spring, the Town of Kentville has been flooded with calls and emails from concerned citizens who are asking how they can help. We appreciate the level of concern and the show of support for the ravine and it's hemlock occupants. We have included a list of ways you can help below.
If you are just hearing about woolly adelgid for the first time, you can learn more about it, and the potential threat is poses to the Kentville Ravine in this article by Christianne Hagerman.
Ways you can help:
1. Learn about this invasive species, including the ability for humans to lessen its spread by cleaning your boots after a walk in the forest. Read more.
2. Help raise awareness about, and donate to the current go-fund-me campaign that is gathering momentum as we look to find ways to inoculate the hemlocks in Kentville.
3. Follow the Town of Kentville's social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or sign up for the Town's e-newsletter where we will be putting out calls for volunteers to help with tree counts, inoculations, and general data collection.