Hemlock Health and Habitat

  • Platte Clove Preserve Trailhead Platte Clove Road Elka Park, NY, 12427 United States

Gracious, looming hemlocks are a key player in the composition of Catskill forests and provide habitat to local fauna such as the Blackburnian warbler. Sadly, they are currently being threatened by forest pests such as the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Elongate Hemlock Scale.

Join us Tuesday morning for a one-mile, moderate hike to a beautiful waterfall and learn how hemlock trees provide habitat for both fish and wildlife and discover what the Catskill Center and its partners are doing to conserve them.

We will gather at the Platte Clove Preserve Trailhead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes. The event is free, but registration is requested

Contact CRISP Coordinator, John Thompson, or dial 845-586-2611 or 845-707-3556 for more details.