IGN 7-9 - Hemlock Hospice: Art and science for declining hemlocks and the researchers who study them

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Aaron M. Ellison, Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham, MA and David Buckley Borden, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is slowly vanishing from North American forests as it is weakened and killed by the hemlock wooly adelgid (Adelges tsugae). Hemlock Hospice is a collaborative, field-based installation that blends science, art, and design in respecting hemlock and its ecological role as a foundation forest species; promoting an understanding of the adelgid; and encouraging empathetic conversations among all the sustainers of and caregivers for our forests—ecologists and artists, foresters and journalists, naturalists and citizens—while fostering social cohesion around ecological issues. Join us as we speak for—and with—the trees and with one another.