The Grand Hemlock was introduced to the Bralley Family on the first day of exploring the land. This hemlock is estimated to be over 400 years old and is located in the heart center of Landsong. It is a place for ceremony and an opportunity for connectedness of the land and the spirit.
North Georgia’s hemlocks are in danger of almost total extinction due to a rapidly spreading infestation of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive insect from Asia with no local natural predator. Elohee’s stewards have treated this, and over 200 hemlock’s on the property in hopes that they will not die.
One can reach the hemlock on the hiking trails from the Thanksgiving House and Mandala Hall.