A Year with the trees is about getting to know and appreciate the trees - using all of our senses.
How are the hemlocks in your area doing? I have seen the devastation caused by the hemlock woolly adelgid in some places and it is depressing.
Our hemlocks are struggling as well. I was writing in my Blog yesterday about the Hemlock Woolly adelgid and then just took it all out. It just makes me sad. However, many trees have been lost to the adelgid. In the Smokies, they are treating the trees and they are still strong, at least the ones that are being treated. I am not sure what the treatment involves. I have seen people injecting solution into the ground surrounding the trees. I heard that it is a soap solution. In Asheville, we have some trees that are perfectly healthy and some that are dying.