© 2024 WUTC
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
"Scenic Roots" offers conversations that matter in the heart of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley.From the mountains to the river, our conversations are rooted deep within every corner of our community - reflecting who we are, who we were and who we can become.We engage with the news that affects our community, behind and beyond the headlines. We build bridges that span from creators and innovators to storytellers and the outdoors. We focus on our challenges as many communities in one - as we celebrate what inspires us. We resonate with countless voices - in words and spaces, sounds and songs.We are "Scenic Roots."Ray Bassett hosts and produces "Scenic Roots" at WUTC.

How Lula Lake Land Trust Preserves Its Hemlocks

Branches of a hemlock tree
Lula Lake Land Trust

(aired Weds 11/17/21)

Hemlocks have been called “the redwoods of the East” and the “iconic evergreen of the Appalachians.”

But in the Chattanooga area and the Southeast, they are also in danger of being wiped out as a species by an insect.

One place caring for its hemlocks is the Lula Lake Land Trust, the 8,000-acre watershed on Lookout Mountain.

Cody Roney is executive director of Lula Lake Land Trust - and Patrick Kelly is its land manager.

Related Content
  • UTC’s Dr. Zibin Guo & Dr. Darrell Walsh on adaptive t’ai chi. How the Lula Land Land Trust preserves its hemlocks. Talking Writing: An open mic for artists at a pizza place. These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
  • (aired Weds 11/17/21) T’ai chi chuan is an internal martial art - developed centuries ago in China - practiced worldwide for self-defense, healing, sports and meditation. The movements of t’ai chi - dynamic, gentle and flowing - benefit both mind and body.
  • (aired Weds 11/17/21) Bike the South provides scenic bike tours in the Chattanooga area and around the Southeast. Jim Johnson is its founder and president, Sunshine Loveless is its director of operations - and Trista Pruitt is its marketing director.
  • (aired Weds 11/17/21) Richard Winham shares a conversation with singer-songwriter Shawnessey Cargile along with some of the poets and songwriters who meet weekly for an open mic at Home Slice Pizza in Chattanooga.