Wild Excellence Films Monday announced their film-- Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest-- will play on WQED Pittsburgh’s Filmmakers Corner program on October 14 at 10 p.m.
The documentary tells the story of the hemlock trees of Cook Forest State Park in Clarion County which are under attack by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a destructive insect that has already killed thousands of trees in the eastern United States.
“We’re so pleased that WQED is going to show our film,” said Melissa Rohm, filmmaker on the project. “The more people we can reach with this project, the better it will be for the trees in Cook Forest. Many people, even local residents, aren’t aware of what is happening to the hemlocks.”
Cathedral includes interviews with park staff and is narrated by Old-Growth Forest Network founder Joan Maloof. The film takes the viewer on a journey through the forest in all seasons and shows the important work being done by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry.
Click Here to view the film online.
The public can donate to the PA Parks and Forest Foundation’s fund for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid treatment in Cook Forest State Park.
For more information on this and other films and projects, visit the Wild Excellence Films website.