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Save the Date! Hemlock Hospice Opening

July 4, 2017
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Hemlock Hospice Flyer

On Saturday Ocotober 7th, from 12 noon until 4 pm, the Harvard Forest will host an opening reception for Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow David Buckley Borden's Hemlock Hospice installation on the Prospect Hill Tract and his parallel exhibition in the Fisher Museum.  Save the Date!

In brief: Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is slowly vanishing from North American forests as it is weakened and killed by a small insect, 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. 

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