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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Discovered in Chautauqua County!

Posted on Feb 8, 2016

“Unfortunately we found hemlock woolly adelgid on 5 hemlocks in the (SUNY Fredonia) Campus Woodlot today. Hemlock woolly adelgid, an aphid from China, attacks and kills hemlocks in a few years. There are no survivors. Hemlocks have already been wiped out in the southern Appalachians and the infestation is moving north. Last winter we located 60 infested hemlocks in the Campus Woodlot and Campus Facilities responded and stem injected the trees. We have made great progress — we will more exhaustively monitor the Campus Woodlot in the near future and hopefully not find anymore. We do not want the Campus to be the epicenter for the decimation of hemlocks in western New York! Be sure to check your neighborhood hemlocks.” – Jonathan Titus, Professor of Biology at SUNY Fredonia


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