Hemlock Hospice is a year-long, art-based interpretive trail by David Buckley Borden, Aaron M. Ellison, and their team of interdisciplinary collaborators, including myself. This immersive site-specific science-communication project plays on the narrative of the invasive species, the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), and how it’s effect on the disappearance of the eastern hemlock. Scientists project that the hemlock forests in Massachusetts will functionally disappear by 2025. While telling the story of the loss of eastern hemlock, the project addresses larger issues of climate change, human impact, and the future of New England forests.
marine-grade nylon, canvas, brass grommets, wood
Interested in checking it out? Take a trip out to Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass.