Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Invades Cary Park

Cary townspeople have gathered to fight a tiny insect that has decimated hemlocks throughout the eastern region.

The hemlock woolly adelgid has been found in 11 of the park’s 235 Eastern hemlocks and could wipe out the population if nothing is done. Park staff will treat the trees to keep the insect in check. Read the story in the Cary news.

NCSU researcher Fred Hain is conducting research on breeding resistance in Eastern hemlock and Fraser fir, to protect forests from invasions of both the hemlock woolly adelgid and the balsam woolly adelgid. Learn more about both insects at www.threatenedforests.com.

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