The Day the Last Hemlock Died

NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence Jay Clark debuts his song, “The Day the Last Hemlock Died,” which tells the story of the blight of the Eastern Hemlocks in Southern Appalachia. The song ends with a short refrain, a note of optimism perhaps, from Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” For more information about the songwriter-in-residence program, visit For more information about how to help save the hemlocks, visit

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