"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.
For Hemlocks In Peril, A Fall Festival In North Georgia
In North Georgia, hemlocks are threatened with extinction.
The culprit: the hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect resembling an aphid.
The first weekend in November, HemlockFest raises awareness of the trees’ plight - and raises funds for research into how to save them.
This year’s festival - tomorrow through Sunday - takes place for the first time at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette.
Jack Rogers is one of the coordinators for HemlockFest.