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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Watch for Wooly Adelgid in New York

wooly adelgid
wooly adelgid on hemlock (photo from Cayuga Trails Club)
from the Cayuga Trails Club

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is an exotic pest from Asia first found in the U.S. in 1951 near Richmond, Va. Sadly, it has found its way into the Cayuga basin. According to a USDA pest alert, this pest threatens the health and sustainability of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) in our area, and the Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana) further south. If you spot any in the area of Ithaca, New York, please contact Mark Whitmore at the Natural Resources Department at Cornell.

See Saving the Hemlocks
See Wooly Adelgid Found in Michigan

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