Night at the Movies: Cathedral – The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue Dec 18, 2018
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Bellwood-Antis Public Library

Category(ies)


The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park’s “Forest Cathedral” of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark, but the ancient hemlocks are under threat from the hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA)—a deadly insect from Asia. This 22-min. film captures not only the scenic beauty of the forest, its wild inhabitants, and natural history, but also the process of saving the forest from the HWA and the important work being done by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry personnel.

We’ll collect donations at the door—all proceeds go to Cook Forest State Park or the Cook Forest Friends for HWA treatment and education. Let’s send a Christmas present to the hemlocks in Cook Forest.